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June 29, 2012
MADISON, Wis. - The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood donors of all blood types. As Independence Day approaches, Madison-area residents are encouraged to schedule an appointment to donate blood or platelets during the 12th Annual Beach Days event, July 2 – 7.
June 26, 2012
The American Red Cross blood supply has reached emergency levels with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. This shortfall leaves the Red Cross with half the readily available blood products on hand now than this time last year. The Red Cross is calling on all eligible blood donors –...
June 7, 2012
Giving blood is timeless – and that’s the theme for this year’s campaign between the American Red Cross and Nexcare Bandages.
June 6, 2012
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - This month, Milwaukee-area residents will have the opportunity to check a few items off their summer bucket list when they donate blood through the American Red Cross. Those who present to donate blood at the Milwaukee County Zoo Blood Drive on June 13 will receive a complimentary...
May 21, 2012
Memorial Day weekends are always packed full of fun summer activities. But as individuals and families kick-off their summer plans, it’s important to remember that the need for blood does not take a summer holiday.
May 15, 2012
During the summer months, blood donations often decrease, while the need for blood remains constant. To help ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need, the American Red Cross is encouraging all eligible blood donors to make donating blood or platelets a part of their summer plans. From May...
May 1, 2012
WATERLOO, Iowa - On May 5, local fraternity members of the Eta Gamma Gamma chapter of Omega Psi Phi are hosting an American Red Cross blood drive to support patients in Iowa and across the country. Furthermore, the chapter, whose members are predominantly African-American, hopes to raise awareness...
April 6, 2012
Results are in for the 2012 American Red Cross Border Challenge. Six universities in the Big Ten Conference competed against their neighboring state’s university by encouraging students, staff, faculty and alumni to give blood on behalf of their school. In total, 2,716 pints of blood were...
February 29, 2012
MADISON, Wis. - On March 8, the University of Wisconsin-Madison community will have the opportunity to honor the memory of Maureen Grant, a former UW Libraries employee of 26 years.  Grant tragically died after being struck by a bus while walking across University Avenue on June 22, 2011. This...
February 20, 2012
During Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross is asking everyone to help people in need by supporting the lifesaving services it provides. Individuals can get involved by giving blood, getting trained, volunteering or making a financial donation.