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May 15, 2012
During the summer months, blood donations often decrease, while the need for blood remains constant. To help ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need, the American Red Cross is encouraging all eligible blood donors to make donating blood or platelets a part of their summer plans. From May...
May 1, 2012
WATERLOO, Iowa - On May 5, local fraternity members of the Eta Gamma Gamma chapter of Omega Psi Phi are hosting an American Red Cross blood drive to support patients in Iowa and across the country. Furthermore, the chapter, whose members are predominantly African-American, hopes to raise awareness...
April 6, 2012
Results are in for the 2012 American Red Cross Border Challenge. Six universities in the Big Ten Conference competed against their neighboring state’s university by encouraging students, staff, faculty and alumni to give blood on behalf of their school. In total, 2,716 pints of blood were...
February 29, 2012
MADISON, Wis. - On March 8, the University of Wisconsin-Madison community will have the opportunity to honor the memory of Maureen Grant, a former UW Libraries employee of 26 years.  Grant tragically died after being struck by a bus while walking across University Avenue on June 22, 2011. This...
February 20, 2012
During Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross is asking everyone to help people in need by supporting the lifesaving services it provides. Individuals can get involved by giving blood, getting trained, volunteering or making a financial donation.
January 26, 2012
On February 1, Wonewoc-area residents have an opportunity to honor the memory of Laura Kruger, a 20-year-old college student who tragically passed away on October 18, 2011, following a severe automobile accident. Laura needed 159 units of blood as a result of the collision, and her family is...
January 19, 2012
The Universities of Wisconsin and Minnesota enjoy friendly rivalries and competing on the playing field, but they share a common cause. They are helping save lives through the American Red Cross Border Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to have UW-Madison students, staff, faculty and alumni...
January 3, 2012
MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin is known for frigid winter temperatures and loyal football fans. This month, the American Red Cross is encouraging Packers fans to donate blood at the Football on the Frozen Tundra Blood Drives. Donors can help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter and show support...
December 21, 2011
You don’t need to score the game-winning touchdown to be considered an MVP. By donating blood, football fans can become all-stars for patients in the community and across the country.  This week, Badger fans can show support for their favorite college football team and help ensure a...
December 7, 2011
The American Red Cross is encouraging Madison-area residents to think outside the box this holiday season and give the priceless gift of life. Hospital patients in Madison and across the country will benefit from those who roll up their sleeves and donate blood at the 26th Annual American Red Cross...