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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!
May 17, 2011
Summer months present unique challenges for collecting enough blood and platelet donations to maintain readily available supplies for patients in need. While the need for blood never goes away, blood and platelet donors sometimes do. Summer vacations and activities can fill schedules, leaving...
May 13, 2011
To ensure blood and platelets are available to help patients in need this summer, the American Red Cross developed the Good to Give. Good to Go. campaign.  Good to Give. Good to Go. will remind and encourage people to give blood or platelets, thank them for giving and offer a chance to win a...
April 28, 2011
Disaster workers, meals, equipment and blood headed to area hardest hit