Newsroom Archive


July 9, 2013
MADISON, Wis. - The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because many fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July.
July 1, 2013
MADISON, Wis. - The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to add another chapter to someone’s summer story by giving blood or platelets around the Independence Day holiday, when donations historically drop. Every patient who needs a blood transfusion has a story — a chronic...
June 19, 2013
MADISON, Wis.  - The American Red Cross, together with Pacific Rim, encourage all eligible blood donors to celebrate the release of this summer’s much-anticipated sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim by boosting the blood supply. From May 24 through July 31, all presenting blood donors...
June 10, 2013
MADISON, Wis. - The American Red Cross, in partnership with Nexcare Bandages and actress Soleil Moon Frye, announces the fifth annual Nexcare give program to celebrate World Blood Donor Day on June 14.
May 20, 2013
MADISON, Wis. - The American Red Cross is launching the Summer of Stories campaign to share the personal impact blood and platelet donors can have on a patient in need and to help ensure a sufficient blood supply is available in the months ahead.
May 2, 2013
WATERLOO, Iowa - Fraternity members of the Eta Gamma Gamma chapter of Omega Psi Phi are hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on May 18. The chapter, whose members are predominantly African-American, hopes to raise awareness about the need for a diverse blood supply.
April 10, 2013
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - On April 19, community members in the Cedar Rapids area are invited to donate blood in honor of local resident Dennis Fish. Fish, a senior account manager at Enterprise Computers, is on a waiting list to undergo lung transplant surgery and will likely require multiple blood...
April 3, 2013
MADISON, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin-Madison occupational therapy program will host a blood drive on April 11 in honor of Dr. Mary Schneider, a longtime professor and researcher in the program who received several blood transfusions to help combat her recent bout with non-Hodgkin’...
March 13, 2013
STEVENS POINT, Wis. - Stevens Point-area community members are invited to donate blood with the American Red Cross in memory of Jasper O’Keefe, a 2012 graduate of Stevens Point Area Senior High who tragically passed away last summer in a drowning accident. Jasper was a regular blood...
March 1, 2013
MADISON, Wis. - During Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross is partnering with Madison Ballet to encourage local residents to support the arts and patients in need of lifesaving blood and platelets. Those who present to donate blood or platelets from March 4-9 at the Red Cross Madison East or...