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August 8, 2011
All blood types and platelet donors still needed. The American Red Cross needs more than 500,000 blood donors nationwide just in August to continue rebuilding the already fragile blood supply.
July 26, 2011
All eligible blood donors asked to make and keep appointments  PEORIA, Ill. (July 26,2011) – American Red Cross blood supplies remain at seriously low levels even after thousands of area residents responded to the national appeal for blood donors, which began on July 11. Blood products...
July 11, 2011
All eligible blood donors asked to make and keep appointments Due to a critical shortage of donated blood across the nation, the American Red Cross – the single largest supplier of blood products in the United States – is asking eligible donors of all blood types to make an appointment...
July 7, 2011
Debbi Wendle is new to coordinating a blood drive. But, that didn’t stop her from managing the details for a blood drive that will be held in memory of her daughter Lexi, on July 11 at the United Methodist Church in Tremont.  Lexi died in 2004 from a stage 2 Wilms Tumor.
June 23, 2011
Between June 27 and July 6 Red Cross thanks presenting donors with a chance to win a portable Garmin GPS unit  
June 21, 2011
The American Red Cross Heart of America Blood Services Region and White Sox Volunteer Corps are continuing their partnership in 2011. Together, they are hosting the "Chicago White Sox and American Red Cross Blood Drives" at Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago and RUSH University...
June 16, 2011
American Red Cross asks donors to help maintain summer blood supply What are you doing this summer? The American Red Cross is your connection to helping save lives by donating blood and hanging out with friends at the Fifth Annual Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve blood drive on Wednesday, June 22...
June 15, 2011
NAIA student-athletes are learning to effectively organize blood drives at their schools. Cassandra Kramer, a member of the Spring Arbor University volleyball team, has "a passion for civic engagement and making a difference in the lives of others." That's why she has been a Red Cross...
June 9, 2011
 The Red Cross partners with the Nexcare give program to thank and encourage blood donors with a new fashion-inspired bandage collection. In 2011 alone, nearly 6 million people across America may require a blood transfusion.  With no substitute for human blood, those in need rely on the...