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Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Region

October 1, 2014
BALTIMORE (September 30, 2014) – During October, Suburban Propane is joining the American Red Cross to raise awareness of the constant need for blood and platelet donations with the first nationwide “Fuel Your Community” campaign. All presenting blood and platelet donors at Red...
January 9, 2014
Urgent need for platelet donors, blood donors with types O, A negative and B negative BALTIMORE (January 8, 2014) — As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations.
December 23, 2013
Which Community Will Help Save The Most Lives!   BALTIMORE (December 17, 2013) – 98.5 ThePeak and the American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake and Potomac (GC&P) Blood Services Region are challenging York and Hanover residents to see which community can help save the most lives through...
December 23, 2013
Please add the gift of life to your holiday giving list BALTIMORE – (December 17, 2013) – The Red Cross typically sees a decline in donations during the winter holiday season. Individuals can help the Red Cross and hospital patients this month while discovering the true meaning of the...
July 16, 2013
July 9, 2013 (BALTIMORE) — The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because many fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July.
July 16, 2013
June 27, 2013 (BALTIMORE) — For most of us, summer means barbeques, vacations, and fun times in the sun. However, for local patients who depend on the community blood supply, the summer can be a scary time of year. During the summer, an average of two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross...
November 28, 2012
BALTIMORE, November 26, 2012 - The American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake & Potomac (GC&P) Blood Services Region is pleased to announce the selection of Kimberley A. Flowers as the new Chair of its Regional Board of Directors.
August 15, 2012
On Saturday, August 11, 2012, Brian Boyle completed his fourth Ironman in New York City in less than 11 hours. Brian competed in the Ironman on behalf of the American Red Cross to thank the 36 blood donors that helped save his life after a horrific crash eight years ago.
April 9, 2012
The American Red Cross saw an 8 percent decline in blood donations in March 2012 compared to March 2011. While a number of factors could be contributing to the decline, blood donors in some parts of the country have indicated to our recruitment teams that allergies are impacting their ability to...