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November 10, 2010
The Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers are known for their rivalry on the football field. To kick-off their second showdown this season, both teams are encouraging their fans to also support patients in need by donating blood or platelets through the American Red Cross on Friday, November 19,...
October 29, 2010
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The North Central Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross in St. Paul, Minn. became the first blood center in North America to add Fenwal’s InterSol® platelet additive solution to donated platelets for transfusion. The milestone marks the start of a...
October 4, 2010
The American Red Cross is now providing financial assistance to families affected by the floodssouthern Minnesota.Along with other disaster relief, such as meals, snacks, and mental health services, the Red Cross expects to spend between $610,000 and $891,000 to help people rebuild their lives...
September 3, 2010
Every blood donor has a reason why they began giving. For Fairmont’s Lois (Jody) Buckmeier, her inspiration came 54 years ago from her oldest sister who was battling leukemia. Although her sister ultimately lost her fight, Buckmeier says blood transfusions allowed her family more time...
September 2, 2010
The upcoming four-day Mankato Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve blood drive with Z99/Three Eagles Communications and the American Red Cross have a new partner. Culver’s has joined the effort to increase blood donations at a time when there haven’t been enough blood donors according to...
August 30, 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...
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 22, 2010
ST. PAUL, Minn. (June 22, 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-...
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....