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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.
September 9, 2009
FREEPORT, Ill. – The lives of the Stott family changed forever as they found out today they were selected to have their house radically changed by the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team. Joey, her husband, Philip, and their three children will enjoy a trip to the Disney Vacation Club while...
August 19, 2009
GREEN BAY, Wis. – Do you bleed green and gold? The American Red Cross encourages Green Bay Packers fans to show their team spirit by donating blood at the Training Camp Blood Drive on August 31.
June 16, 2009
MADISON, Iowa – Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and the American Red Cross are pleased to announce a partnership benefiting patients in the Cedar Valley. Beginning July 1, 2009, the American Red Cross Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region will be the primary supplier of blood and blood products...
June 1, 2009
June 14 is the fifth worldwide celebration of World Blood Donor Day. The French say, “Mon Sang pour D’autres,” or “My Blood for Others.”  The sentiments of that message will resonate worldwide on June 14, 2009 as the fifth annual World Blood Donor Day is observed...