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Welcome to the Red Cross Newsroom. Here you will find the latest news and information about Red Cross Blood Services.

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April 11, 2014
Potentially lifesaving blood donations can only come from generous volunteers. This April, during National Volunteer Month, the American Red Cross invites eligible donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and help meet the constant need for donated blood. Approximately 5,600 times a day...
March 4, 2014
The American Red Cross empowers ordinary people to do extraordinary things. March is Red Cross Month, a great time to celebrate and recognize everyday heroes in the community – those who help their neighbors by giving blood, learning lifesaving skills, volunteering or making a financial...
February 28, 2014
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross would like to recognize the nation’s Everyday Heroes who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need. “Our heroes are our volunteers, our blood donors, people who take our classes or those who make a financial contribution...
January 17, 2014
Throughout National Blood Donor Month this January, the American Red Cross is celebrating the lifesaving contribution blood and platelet donors make to modern healthcare. On average, the Red Cross must collect about 15,000 pints of blood every day to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,...
January 9, 2014
As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations. Approximately 280 blood drives across 25 states were canceled across the U.S. due to snow and extreme cold. The blood drive...
December 18, 2013
New Year’s is a time for both reflection and setting goals for the future. Many of us resolve to eat healthier, give up bad habits and become more involved in our communities. As the clock ticks down to 2014, the American Red Cross encourages people to include giving blood on their lists of...
December 18, 2013
The holiday season is in full swing, with schedules full of festive activities and plans with family and friends. But for patients requiring lifesaving blood transfusions, the holidays can be difficult. To help ensure patients everywhere have the blood products they need this winter, the American...
December 11, 2013
The holiday season is in full swing, with schedules full of festive activities and plans with family and friends. But for patients requiring lifesaving blood transfusions, the holidays can be difficult. To help ensure patients everywhere have the blood products they need this winter, the American...
December 9, 2013
TULSA, Okla. (Dec. 9, 2013) — Severe winter weather forced the cancellation of  American Red Cross blood drives across the region resulting in a shortfall of expected blood and platelet donations.  The winter weather also led to low donor turnout at many other drives. As residents...
November 25, 2013
As Thanksgiving approaches, many people reflect on their blessings and look for ways to give back to the community or someone less fortunate. Giving an hour of your time and donating blood could give a patient needing blood the most valuable gift of all – the gift of life. This Thanksgiving,...