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Southwest Blood Services Region

 
April 25, 2014
Statistics say 25 percent of the U.S. population will need blood at some point in their lives. Trinity Meadows Intermediate school nurse Alicia Dunn knows firsthand the importance of donations because both her husband and close friend have received blood while fighting cancer. Dunn is choosing to...
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...
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,...
November 4, 2013
The holidays bring families and friends together to share in celebrations and special times of giving. But for families dealing with a cancer diagnosis or other major illness, the holidays can be difficult. The American Red Cross’ Give Something that Means Something winter campaign runs from...
October 30, 2013
The American Red Cross is giving Muskogee residents an opportunity to kick off the holiday season by saving a life and sending a message to members of the U.S. armed forces at the same time. The community event, scheduled for Nov. 1 at Arrowhead Mall, includes a blood drive, and everyone who visits...