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August 30, 2011
Since Hurricane Irene began its path along the East Coast, the storm has forced the cancellation of nearly 60 American Red Cross blood drives, resulting in a shortfall of more than 2,100 blood and platelet donations. Additional blood drives are expected to be canceled or postponed in the coming...
August 26, 2011
Eligible area blood donors are encouraged to give and groove at the Annual American Red Cross Rock N’ Roll Up Your Sleeve blood drives with Z99 September 6 – 9. All presenting blood donors will receive a coupon for a free pint of Culver’s Frozen Custard, and Z99 will broadcast...
August 19, 2011
Keebler to donate more than 12 million cookies for blood drives nationwide (August 19, 2011) – Each day an average of 38,000 pints of blood are needed for patients in the United States, and that blood can only come from volunteer donors. As a way of recognizing these generous individuals for...
August 8, 2011
All blood types and platelet donors still needed. The American Red Cross needs more than 500,000 blood donors nationwide just in August to continue rebuilding the already fragile blood supply.
July 26, 2011
All eligible blood donors asked to make and keep appointments  American Red Cross blood supplies remain at seriously low levels even after thousands of area residents responded to the national appeal for blood donors, which began on July 11. Blood products are going out to area hospitals just...
June 23, 2011
Between June 27 and July 6 Red Cross thanks presenting donors with a chance to win a portable Garmin GPS unit
June 15, 2011
NAIA student-athletes are learning to effectively organize blood drives at their schools. Cassandra Kramer, a member of the Spring Arbor University volleyball team, has "a passion for civic engagement and making a difference in the lives of others." That's why she has been a Red Cross...
June 1, 2011
The Red Cross partners with the Nexcare give program to thank and encourage blood donors with a new fashion-inspired bandage collection.  In 2011 alone, nearly 6 million people across America may require a blood transfusion.  With no substitute for human blood, those in need rely on the...
May 31, 2011
The Twin Cities-based North Central Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is participating in a study of the parasite Babesia microti in healthy blood donors in areas of Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Although tick-borne in nature, Babesia is also transmissible by blood transfusion,...
May 18, 2011
Summer Drive Sweepstakes Offers Chance to Win a Brand New Car!  Since blood donations often drop to low levels during the summer, the American Red Cross encourages donors to get their motor running and head out to a blood drive or blood donation center. One lucky individual will cruise into...