Newsroom Archive

North Central

 
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  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 are going out to area hospitals just...
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 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 1, 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...
May 31, 2011
The Twin Cities-based North Central Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is participating in a study of the parasite Babesia microti in healthy blood donors in areas of Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Although tick-borne in nature, Babesia is also transmissible by blood transfusion,...
May 18, 2011
Summer Drive Sweepstakes Offers Chance to Win a Brand New Car!  Since blood donations often drop to low levels during the summer, the American Red Cross encourages donors to get their motor running and head out to a blood drive or blood donation center. One lucky individual will cruise into...
May 17, 2011
Summer months present unique challenges for collecting enough blood and platelet donations to maintain readily available supplies for patients in need. While the need for blood never goes away, blood and platelet donors sometimes do. Summer vacations and activities can fill schedules, leaving...
May 13, 2011
Gasoline prices crimping your vacation plans? To ensure blood and platelets are available to help patients in need this summer,the American Red Cross developed the Good to Give. Good to Go. campaign.  Good to Give. Good to Go. will remind and encourage people to give blood or platelets,...
April 28, 2011
Disaster workers, meals, equipment and blood headed to area hardest hit