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June 28, 2012
With the extended Independence Day holiday weekend approaching, the American Red Cross reminds eligible blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment within the next few days to help reverse a declining blood supply. This year’s mid-week Independence Day holiday has reduced the...
June 25, 2012
The American Red Cross blood supply has reached emergency levels with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. This shortfall leaves the Red Cross with half the readily available blood products on hand now than this time last year. The Red Cross is calling on all eligible blood donors –...
June 7, 2012
Giving blood is timeless – and that’s the theme for this year’s campaign between the American Red Cross and Nexcare Bandages.
May 21, 2012
Memorial Day weekends are always packed full of fun summer activities. But as individuals and families kick-off their summer plans, it’s important to remember that the need for blood does not take a summer holiday. To help ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need this Memorial Day,...
May 15, 2012
During the summer months, blood donations often decrease, while the need for blood remains constant. To help ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need, the American Red Cross is encouraging all eligible blood donors to make donating blood or platelets a part of their summer plans. From May...
April 9, 2012
Results are in for the 2012 American Red Cross Border Challenge. Six universities in the Big Ten Conference competed against their neighboring state’s university by encouraging students, staff, faculty and alumni to give blood on behalf of their school. In total, 2,716 pints of blood were...
March 2, 2012
HARRISBURG, Ill. (March 2, 2012) – The American Red Cross continues to provide assistance across the area as they help those affected by recent storms. In Harrisburg, Ill., several upcoming blood donation opportunities exist to help hospital patients in need. 
February 22, 2012
During Red Cross Month this March, the American Red Cross is asking everyone to help people in need by supporting the lifesaving services it provides.
February 20, 2012
Patients in need of transfusions can’t rely on the luck of the Irish to replenish the blood supply. Each day an average of 44,000 pints of blood are needed for patients in the United States and that blood can only come from generous volunteer donors. The American Red Cross invites all...
February 7, 2012
On February 18, Louisville Urban League will honor Dr. Charles Drew, an African-American blood specialist, surgeon, educator and scientist by hosting a blood drive in his memory.  In 1941, Dr. Drew became the first medical director of the first American Red Cross blood bank.