Newsroom Archive

River Valley

July 10, 2013
Blood donations down about 10 percent in June   The American Red Cross has issued an emergency request for blood and platelet donors of all blood types as many fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July.
June 11, 2013
American Red Cross, Nexcare Bandages and actress Soleil Moon Frye team up for World Blood Donor Day   The American Red Cross, in partnership with Nexcare Bandages and actress Soleil Moon Frye, announces the fifth annual Nexcare give program to celebrate World Blood Donor Day on June 14.
May 20, 2013
While Memorial Day may signal the unofficial start of summer, the holiday’s true meaning is inescapable for those wishing to honor members of the United States Armed Forces.  Making a blood donation through the American Red Cross is one way to pay homage to the service men and women who...
May 13, 2013
Become a Red Cross Hero. On Monday, May 20, blood donors are asked to help save lives by donating blood at the Heroes Blood Drive. The Red Cross hopes to collect more than 100 pints of blood at this drive. That blood will help meet the needs of 19 local hospitals and could also help those traveling...
May 1, 2013
Throughout the summer months, the River Valley Blood Services Region will participate in the eighth annual Fallen Officer Blood Drive Campaign in Indiana. This year the River Valley Region will host 25 fallen officer blood drives in 21 counties across the state to honor police officers killed in...
April 26, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ind. — For 130 years, the American Red Cross has been dedicated to helping people in need, every day, in communities large and small across the United States. May 8 is World Red Cross Day, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible individuals to celebrate early by donating...
April 15, 2013
  National Volunteer Week slated for April 21 through 27   Ordinary people can accomplish some extraordinary things when they volunteer. Individuals and organizations can seize the moment and share in honoring America’s volunteers this spring. 
March 7, 2013
Blood donation is a priceless gift of hope for patients in need. On Monday, March 18th, blood donors are asked to roll up their sleeve and give the gift of life to others at the Rock & Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive.  Donated blood will help meet the needs of 19 local hospitals and could...
March 1, 2013
March is Red Cross Month, a time when the American Red Cross recognizes the Everyday Heroes who help save lives through blood and platelet donations. It’s also an opportunity to encourage others in local communities across the country to become regular donors with the Red Cross.
February 26, 2013
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.