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March 23, 2016
The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has type O negative blood...
March 7, 2016
Melissa Marshall Bledsoe is a fighter. Since November, the Greensboro resident and single mom has battled acute myeloid leukemia, a blood cancer. Now, she’s fighting to raise awareness about the need for platelet and bone marrow donors who can help people with leukemia.
February 29, 2016
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross honors those who donate blood and platelets, organize blood drives and volunteer in communities across the country. These everyday heroes are the face of the Red Cross and help save lives.
February 10, 2016
Asheville’s first responders are facing off for a lifesaving cause. Local heroes are rolling up their sleeves—and encouraging the community to do the same—as they vie for the most pints donated at the annual Battle of the Badges blood drive. The event takes place Wednesday, Feb....
February 4, 2016
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood donations and is urging community members to donate at the Dine and Donate Blood Drive, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Smith Street Diner, 438 Battleground Ave. in Greensboro.
January 18, 2016
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte blood drive organizers are aiming for a new record this year: 1,000 pints of blood collected at the annual “49ers 4 Life” blood drive on Jan. 26.
January 11, 2016
The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter. Busy holiday schedules in November and December contributed to about 1,700 fewer blood drives held across the country compared to the two previous months, which has resulted in about 50,000...
December 29, 2015
As the New Year approaches, the American Red Cross encourages community members to make a lifesaving resolution and give blood on Friday, Jan. 8 at the Statesville Civic Center and five additional locations throughout the Alexander, Catawba, Iredell and Rowan counties for the 27th annual Masonic...
December 21, 2015
As millions of Americans make their final gift purchases this holiday season, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors to give the most meaningful gift of all – the gift of life – by donating blood or platelets.
December 3, 2015
  In this season of giving, the American Red Cross is teaming up with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to offer patients the gift of life.