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August 31, 2011
Since Hurricane Irene began its path along the East Coast, the storm has forced the cancellation of more than 70 American Red Cross blood drives, resulting in a shortfall of more than 2,400 blood and platelet donations. Additional blood drives are expected to be canceled or postponed in the coming...
August 19, 2011
Keebler to donate more than 12 million cookies for blood drives nationwide (August 19, 2011) – Each day an average of 38,000 pints of blood are needed for patients in the United States, and that blood can only come from volunteer donors. As a way of recognizing these generous individuals for...
August 12, 2011
Packer fans can help save lives this summer and catch a glimpse of the 2011 NFL Super Bowl Champions at practice just before the season kicks off. The American Red Cross encourages fans to show their team spirit by donating blood at the Green Bay Packers Training Camp Blood Drive on August 22-23....
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...