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Mid-Atlantic Blood Services Region

 
January 25, 2017
RICHMOND, Va. (January 25, 2017) — A blood drive will be held in honor of Kennedy Estes on February 5, 2017. Kennedy, 13, is bravely battling lupus and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) with a smile.  ITP is an auto immune disease.  Her teenage immune system is constantly...
January 18, 2017
Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.   Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to...
January 4, 2017
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.    Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer...
December 19, 2016
As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.  
December 5, 2016
It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady....
November 23, 2016
    GLOUCESTER, Va. (November 22, 2016) — Gloucester resident Mary Beth Mayer was recognized today by Cabot Creamery Cooperative with the Cabot Community Celebrity Award for her selfless volunteerism as an American Red Cross outstanding blood drive coordinator.  
November 22, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.   Busy holiday schedules and travel...
November 14, 2016
October 24, 2016 – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to help stock the shelves before the busy holiday season. Many regular donors delay giving between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day because of holiday activities. This often causes a drop in donated blood...
October 13, 2016
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for eligible donors in the Roanoke area to make an appointment now to give platelets to ensure critical patient needs are met. Platelets, the clotting portion of blood primarily given to cancer patients during treatment, must be transfused within five...