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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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March 23, 2017
Platelets are critical to helping patients kick cancer SALEM, Ore. (March 23, 2017) — For the first time, people wanting to make a lifesaving difference in Salem can donate platelets at the American Red Cross Salem Blood Donation Center beginning Friday, March 31.
March 22, 2017
Blood donations essential to patient care (March 22, 2017) — The American Red Cross is issuing a call for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel...
March 1, 2017
All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. Donating is easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass.  
February 15, 2017
During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.   Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world....
February 1, 2017
The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.   Michael Harper knows how critical it is to have a readily available blood supply. “I used over 300 units of blood when I was...
January 18, 2017
Red Cross issues an emergency call for blood donations during severe winter blood shortage OREGON CITY, Ore. (Jan. 17, 2017) – The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for blood donors. Eligible donors are asked to help save lives by giving...
January 18, 2017
Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.   Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to...
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.