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January 16, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 15, 2010 – The American Red Cross needed help getting blood into Haiti this week and CBS News flew to the rescue. The Red Cross has an agreement with the United Nations Mission Hospital in Haiti to send 13 units of blood every three weeks. The hospital called, asking for...
January 14, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010 - The American Red Cross is sending money, supplies and staff to Haiti to support relief efforts after Tuesday’s earthquake, which caused catastrophic damage and loss of life. The Red Cross is contributing an initial $1 million from the International Response Fund...
December 30, 2009
MADISON, Wis. – January is National Blood Donor Month, a time when the Red Cross recognizes and thanks the nearly 4 million donors across the United States who roll up their sleeves and give hope to patients in need through the American Red Cross. Every two seconds someone in America needs...
December 14, 2009
MADISON, Wis. – Give someone hope this holiday season and donate blood at the American Red Cross 24thAnnual Holiday Blood Drive on Thursday, December 24 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center. This year, the Holiday Blood Drive honors Hayden Blatter, a...
December 10, 2009
MADISON, Wis. – Severe winter weather that bore down on the Midwest has impacted the steady flow of blood and platelet donations through the American Red Cross. Because donors were not able to safely travel to their donation appointments, area blood drives were cancelled  
November 12, 2009
JANESVILLE, Wis. – Hope. A simple word that means so much to someone in need. As family and friends come together and celebrate their Thanksgiving traditions, the American Red Cross offers eligible blood donors another Thanksgiving celebration – gathering together and donating blood.
November 9, 2009
MADISON, Wis. – While Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks, it can also be a time to give hope to patients who rely on donated blood. This Thanksgiving, the American Red Cross is thanking blood and platelet donors for giving hope to patients in need by offering all presenting donors a free...
September 22, 2009
The H1N1 influenza is once again on the minds of many people as we enter fall and students return to school and to college. This is the first global flu pandemic in 41 years, and as of August 30, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported more than 254,206 laboratory-confirmed cases of 2009 H1N1...
September 14, 2009
FREEPORT, Ill. – As Extreme Makeover: Home Edition continues to build a new home for a Lena, Ill. family today, the American Red Cross is celebrating the success of blood drives held in conjunction with the show.