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June 23, 2010
PEORIA, Ill. (June 23, 2010) – Citing potential shortages of certain blood types before and after the Independence Day holiday weekend, the American Red Cross announces a donor appreciation promotion that includes a chance to win a $500 gas gift card and complimentary Red Cross Racing-themed...
June 11, 2010
A safe and adequate blood supply is a cornerstone of modern healthcare. World Blood Donor Day is June 14 – the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winner who discovered the ABO blood group system. The day marks a special occasion for blood donors across the...
June 5, 2010
Donors encouraged to give at Rock 'N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive PEORIA, Ill. (June 3, 2010) – The American Red Cross is your connection to helping to save lives by donating blood and bringing local bands to participate at the Fourth Annual Rock 'N Roll Up Your Sleeve blood drive...
May 28, 2010
With the Memorial Day weekend and the beginning of summer approaching, the supply of type O negative blood at the American Red Cross has dropped significantly. A decline in blood donations is typical during the summer as donors become busy with seasonal activities and overlook donating blood....
May 27, 2010
Join Red Cross Racing, donate blood and get points – or give points Memorial Day is a special holiday in America because it commemorates U.S. men and women who died during their military service. This year, the Red Cross asks you to honor our brave service members and help save lives...
May 17, 2010
With busy summer schedules and vacations, it can be challenging for even the most committed donors to find time to give blood. That’s why the American Red Cross is asking for your help to remind all interested and eligible donors that no matter what their plans, they can be a lifesaver this...
February 24, 2010
After a month of good-natured rivalry, Penn State University and the University of Minnesota walked away with awards from the American Red Cross Big Ten Blood Drive Challenge. However, the real winners from this friendly competition were patients in need across the United States who could benefit...
February 20, 2010
As emergency relief efforts continue in Haiti, the nation recognizes March as Red Cross Month. The American Red Cross takes this time to honor the valuable contributions of generous volunteers whose commitment makes its work possible. March was first declared Red Cross Month in 1943, when President...
February 3, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 3, 2010 - As medical teams in Haiti continue to evaluate and treat the victims of the devastating earthquake, the American Red Cross is coordinating shipments of blood and blood products to Haiti at the request of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Today, the American...
January 16, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 15, 2010 – The American Red Cross needed help getting blood into Haiti this week and CBS News flew to the rescue. The Red Cross has an agreement with the United Nations Mission Hospital in Haiti to send 13 units of blood every three weeks. The hospital called, asking for...