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If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Natividad Lewis, External Communications Manager
Northern California and Pacific Northwest Blood Services Regions
(704) 517-0413 (c)
natividad.lewis@redcross.org

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January 4, 2017
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.    Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer...
December 21, 2016
Galaxy Blood Drive returns for a battle to help save lives Dec. 31 PORTLAND, Ore. (Dec, 21, 2016) — Jedi need lightsabers, but patients need lifesavers. It’s time for another intergalactic battle to help save lives at the seventh annual Galaxy Blood Drive Saturday, Dec. 31, from 8 a.m....
December 19, 2016
As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.  
December 5, 2016
It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady....
November 25, 2016
Nearly 4,800 people participate; Portland resident wins tickets to big game  CORVALLIS, Ore. (Nov. 25, 2016) — Oregon State University is the winner for the 2016 Civil War Blood Drive collecting 2,629 votes. OSU now takes the lead 8-7 in the friendly battle between the Beavers and the...
November 22, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.   Busy holiday schedules and travel...
November 9, 2016
For the 15th consecutive year, Oregon State University and the University of Oregon alumni associations – in conjunction with the American Red Cross and Lane Blood Center – are sponsoring the Civil War Blood Drive.
October 18, 2016
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for eligible donors in the Richland area to make an appointment now to give platelets to ensure critical patient needs are met. Platelets, the clotting portion of blood primarily given to cancer patients during treatment, must be transfused within five...
September 26, 2016
What Color Do You Bleed blood drive to be held Oct. 1 PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 19, 2016) — In the time it takes to watch a football game, 5,760 people will need blood or platelets. The Stumptown Orange of Syracuse University and other Portland alumni clubs are encouraging donors to help tackle...
September 21, 2016
City Blood Challenge collects more than 1,000 units of blood for patients in need PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 21, 2016) — For the fourth consecutive year, the American Red Cross issued a challenge to cities in Oregon and Washington: sponsor a blood drive and help bolster the community blood supply...