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August 27, 2010
Blood donations through the local American Red Cross Blood Services Region have been declining this summer and supplies are currently less than sufficient. All blood types are needed to ensure blood supplies do not drop to emergency levels. Summer blood donors can mean the difference between an...
August 4, 2010
The American Red Cross Blood Services is proud to unveil the Give Blood Countdown Facebook application. This new application will provide a fun way for you to share your good deeds and encourage others to donate blood!
July 13, 2010
Every minute of every day someone needs blood and shortages of all blood types can happen during the summer.
July 2, 2010
Voluntarily giving blood or platelets for patients in need is a great reward in itself, but the American Red Cross and Red Cross Racing are upping the ante by giving away a brand new car.
June 24, 2010
Citing potential shortages of certain blood types before and after the Independence Day holiday weekend, the American Red Cross announces a donor appreciation promotion that includes a chance to win a $500 gas gift card and complimentary Red Cross Racing-themed lip balm.
June 17, 2010
This summer, you don’t need to wear a cape or special suit to be a hero. In about an hour, you can be a lifesaver by giving blood at an American Red Cross “Reel Heroes” blood drive in your community. At participating blood drives, all presenting blood donors will receive a movie...
June 11, 2010
A safe and adequate blood supply is a cornerstone of modern healthcare. World Blood Donor Day is June 14 – the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winner who discovered the ABO blood group system. The day marks a special occasion for blood donors across the...
May 28, 2010
With the Memorial Day weekend and the beginning of summer approaching, the supply of type O negative blood at the American Red Cross has dropped significantly. A decline in blood donations is typical during the summer as donors become busy with seasonal activities and overlook donating blood....
May 27, 2010
Join Red Cross Racing, donate blood and get points – or give points Memorial Day is a special holiday in America because it commemorates U.S. men and women who died during their military service. This year, the Red Cross asks you to honor our brave service members and help save lives...
May 27, 2010
The American Red Cross plans to consolidate its blood donor call center operations to three locations across the country, including a facility just outside of Omaha in Sarpy County, bringing approximately 125 new jobs to the area. The two other sites include Tucson, Ariz. and Charlotte, NC. The...