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Appalachian Blood Services Region

 
August 10, 2016
(August 9, 2016) —The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a critical summer blood shortage. The summer months are among the most challenging times of years to collect enough blood and platelet donations to meet patient needs. Many...
July 24, 2016
(July 25, 2016) — While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is...
July 5, 2016
The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
June 6, 2016
Red Cross, Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor urge blood donation in honor of World Blood Donor Day   The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day...
March 23, 2016
  Red Cross has significant need for type O negative blood Type O negative is often needed in trauma situations  The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients.
January 11, 2016
The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter. Busy holiday schedules in November and December contributed to about 1,700 fewer blood drives held across the country compared to the two previous months, which has resulted in about 50,000...
December 22, 2015
  Red Cross seeks holiday blood and platelet donations Volunteers and eligible donors can give a gift that can help save lives NORFOLK, Va. (Dec. 22, 2015) — As millions of Americans make their final gift purchases this holiday season, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors to...
November 23, 2015
    Red Cross encourages donors to give with meaning this holiday season Help save lives through blood and platelet donation, by hosting a blood drive  
November 18, 2015
    American Red Cross platelet donors receive a sweet surprise Help save lives and receive a pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving ROANOKE, Va. (Nov. 18, 2014) — The American Red Cross is sweetening the incentive to donate platelets this Thanksgiving. Everyone who attempts to donate...
November 10, 2015
News Release           WDBJ7 hosts annual Hokies versus Hoos challenge  Do you bleed maroon and orange or blue and orange?   ROANOKE, Va. (Nov. 10, 2015) — The American Red Cross is joining forces with WDBJ7 as they sponsor the annual Hokies versus Hoos...