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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
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 as quickly as donations are coming in, according to the Red Cross.
July 13, 2011
Join a team of loyal blood donors this summer and let the rewards flow! The American Red Cross is partnering with 105.3 K-LOVE in Milwaukee for Flow for the Row, giving donors the opportunity to win an entire row of concert tickets to see the Grammy Award-winning Christian rock band Casting Crowns...
July 11, 2011
Due to a critical shortage of donated blood across the nation, the American Red Cross – the single largest supplier of blood products in the United States – is asking eligible donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give blood as soon as possible.
June 24, 2011
MADISON, Wis. (June, 2011) –Holiday weekends, like Independence Day, can prove to be extra challenging for collecting blood. With busy summer schedules and schools being out of session, blood donations often decline. Following the holiday weekend, the American Red Cross invites Madison-area...
June 23, 2011
With the long Independence Day holiday weekend approaching, the American Red Cross reminds eligible blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment within the next few days to help reverse a declining blood supply. As a thank you to those who continue to put blood and platelet donation on...
June 21, 2011
In between the cookouts, vacations and ball games, plan on making one more stop this summer at the 25th Annual Super Donor Days Blood Drive.  According to the Red Cross, holiday weekends like the Fourth of July can prove extra challenging for blood collections making this a great time to...
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 8, 2011
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 kindness of donors. Through their generous actions, these blood donors prove how one person can make a difference in the lives of many, as one...
May 23, 2011
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 fall with a brand new car!