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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....
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 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...
February 24, 2010
Lab achieves perfect score on international proficiency assessment ST. PAUL, Minn. (February 24, 2010) – Approximately one of every 10 patients admitted to a hospital will need a blood transfusion. Those on the receiving end of the gift of life and those battling blood disorders can find...
February 24, 2010
After a month of good-natured rivalry, Penn State University and the University of Minnesota walked away with awards from the American Red Cross Big Ten Blood Drive Challenge. However, the real winners from this friendly competition were patients in need across the United States who could benefit...
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...