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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
April 27, 2011
Summer activities and family vacations will soon fill many schedules. However, patients like 12-year-old Cambridge Hardin, don’t get a vacation from needing blood. Cambridge was born with hereditary angioedema (HAE) – a very rare genetic condition causing human tissue and organs to...
March 25, 2011
With more than 30,000 blood donations canceled because of severe winter weather across the country during January and part of February, the American Red Cross set out to recover those donations through the support of committed volunteer blood drive hosts and blood donors. The recovery period...
March 23, 2011
Results are in for the 2011 American Red Cross Big Ten Challenge. Students, staff, faculty and alumni of the Big Ten universities came together to donate 8,056 pints of blood and help patients in need! IndianaUniversityfans stepped up to contribute 572 of pints to the cause, showing that they were...
March 1, 2011
President Barack Obama has proclaimed March as Red Cross Month across the United States, and the American Red Cross is asking people to join them in helping those in need.
March 1, 2011
Patients in need of transfusions can’t rely on the luck of the Irish to replenish the blood supply. 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 generous volunteer donors. The American Red Cross invites all...
February 25, 2011
Across the country, the American Red Cross is reminding communities that March is Red Cross Month, a time to commemorate Red Cross involvement. In the United States, nearly five million people need blood transfusions each year. By making an appointment to give blood this month, you can help the Red...
February 10, 2011
Communities across the country have been hit by another round of severe winter storms.  The American Red Cross has been forced to cancel over 750 blood drives nationwide, resulting in a shortfall of more than 28,000 blood donations since January 1.  Locally, winter weather in the River...