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May 17, 2010
With busy summer schedules and vacations, it can be challenging for even the most committed donors to find time to give blood. That’s why the American Red Cross is asking for your help to remind all interested and eligible donors that no matter what their plans, they can be a lifesaver this...
May 15, 2010
This Memorial Day, blood donors can volunteer to bring the pie to their holiday gatherings.  The American Red Cross and Baker’s Supermarkets are celebrating Memorial Day and blood donors by offering all presenting blood donors vouchers for a free cherry pie during three special holiday...
May 15, 2010
For Cody Eastman of Grand Island, donating blood was a way to give back for the blood products his nine-year-old cousin with leukemia used. To date, Cody has given 19 pints – which is two and a half gallons – of blood.  On May 19, blood donors like Cody in Grand Island are...
May 4, 2010
For the seventh year, the American Red Cross and NTV are teaming up to inspire residents in the Tri-Cities to make a difference in the lives of patients in these communities and throughout the nation by donating blood during the annual Tri-City Blood Drive.
February 20, 2010
As emergency relief efforts continue in Haiti, the nation recognizes March as Red Cross Month. The American Red Cross takes this time to honor the valuable contributions of generous volunteers whose commitment makes its work possible. March was first declared Red Cross Month in 1943, when President...
February 3, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 3, 2010 - As medical teams in Haiti continue to evaluate and treat the victims of the devastating earthquake, the American Red Cross is coordinating shipments of blood and blood products to Haiti at the request of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Today, the American...
January 16, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 15, 2010 – The American Red Cross needed help getting blood into Haiti this week and CBS News flew to the rescue. The Red Cross has an agreement with the United Nations Mission Hospital in Haiti to send 13 units of blood every three weeks. The hospital called, asking for...
January 14, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010 - The American Red Cross is sending money, supplies and staff to Haiti to support relief efforts after Tuesday's earthquake, which caused catastrophic damage and loss of life. The Red Cross is contributing an initial $1 million from the International Response Fund to...
January 4, 2010
OMAHA, Neb. – January is National Blood Donor Month, a time when the Red Cross recognizes and thanks the nearly 4 million donors across the United States who roll up their sleeves and give hope to patients in need through the American Red Cross. Every two seconds someone in America...
December 15, 2009
OMAHA, Neb.  – Severe winter weather that bore down on the Midwest has impacted the steady flow of blood and platelet donations through the American Red Cross. Because donors were not able to safely travel to their donation appointments, area blood drives were cancelled. Eighteen...