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August 29, 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 2,000 blood and platelet donations. Additional blood drives are expected to be canceled or postponed in the coming...
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
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 as quickly as donations are coming in, according to the Red Cross.
July 11, 2011
Due to a critical shortage of donated blood across the nation, the American Red Cross – the single largest supplier of blood products in the United States – is asking eligible donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give blood as soon as possible.
June 30, 2011
With the long 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. “The blood supply is in decline as many of our regular donors take...
June 24, 2011
With the long 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. As a thank you to those who continue to put blood and platelet donation on...
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 9, 2011
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 kindness of donors. Through their generous actions, these blood donors prove how one person can make a difference in the lives of many, as one...
May 18, 2011
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 fall with a brand new car!