Printable Version

Newsroom Archive

Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Region

February 9, 2010
Due to continued winter weather, the Greater Chesapeake and Potomac (GC&P) Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross will be closing all local donor centers and mobile blood drives tomorrow, Wednesday, February 10, 2010. Donors are asked to call 1-800-GIVE LIFE (800-448-3543) to...
February 8, 2010
Closed Donor Centers and Blood Drives Leave Platelet Supply in Critical State  
February 5, 2010
Donors asked to call 1-800-GIVE LIFE (800-448-3543) to reschedule appointments.
February 4, 2010
With significant amounts of snow expected, the Radio One Blood Drive scheduled for Saturday, February 6th at Coppin State University has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 6, 2010.  Winter weather often makes it difficult to maintain a strong blood supply.  Your donation could warm...
January 14, 2010
On Tuesday, January 12, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti causing catastrophic damage and loss of life. The American Red Cross is responding to this tragic event with financial assistance. At this time, no specific request has been made by the Haitian government for the Red Cross to provide...
January 11, 2010
Every day, blood donors save the lives of hundreds of people right here in your community. Premature babies, new mothers, those undergoing cancer treatments or surgeries, trauma victims, and those with chronic blood disorders depend on donated blood for survival. Despite many medical advances,...
December 21, 2009
Lost Weekend Blood Collections and Coming Holiday Could Lead to Blood Shortage  
December 21, 2009
In an effort to recoup some of our losses due tot he inclement weather, Whole Blood operational hours at the Fixed Sites (including Gaithersburg) will change for Tuesday, December 22, 2009 through New Year’s.  
December 20, 2009
Due to the inclement weather, some donor centers will not be opening for whole blood or Apheresis collections today. Please see the list of affected donor centers below.   Unable to Open Due to Weather – Whole Blood Collections 1.       E Street Donor...
December 19, 2009
Due to the inclement weather, all donor centers in the Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross will be closing today, Saturday, December 19th at 12:30 pm. We apologize for any incovenience, however the safety of our donors and volunteers is our primary...