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Northern California Blood Services Region

April 26, 2016
Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation in recognition of Trauma Awareness Month PORTLAND, Ore. (April 26, 2016) — May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for...
March 23, 2016
Type O negative is often needed in trauma situations (March 23, 2016) — The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency...
March 2, 2016
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross honors those who donate blood and platelets, organize blood drives and volunteer in communities across the country. These everyday heroes are the face of the Red Cross and help save lives.
January 11, 2016
The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter. Busy holiday schedules in November and December contributed to about 1,700 fewer blood drives held across the country compared to the two previous months, which has resulted in about 50,000...
December 21, 2015
Volunteers and eligible donors can give a gift that can help save lives (Dec. 21, 2015) — As millions of Americans make their final gift purchases this holiday season, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors to give the most meaningful gift of all – the gift of life – by...
October 27, 2015
Blood and platelet donors can save up to 15 minutes while helping save lives. American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system.
October 13, 2015
Youth blood drive coordinators needed Dec. 15 through Jan. 15 This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. Registration is now open through Nov. 15 to host drives between Dec. 15,...
September 1, 2015
"Saving Lives Never Looked So Good” campaign planned to encourage September donations. The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September.
August 10, 2015
July blood drive may help nearly 6,000 patients.
July 28, 2015
Fifth annual event seeks hundreds of people to give at 14 remaining blood drives. Faith groups throughout the Bay Area are once again teaming with the American Red Cross to help maintain the community blood supply during the summer months. This July, more than 10 different faith-based groups are...