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Southern Blood Services Region

 
March 25, 2016
Auburn University and the University of Georgia are in a friendly competition to help save lives. Students, alumni, staff and fans are invited to donate blood at the second Auburn vs. UGA Blood Battle with the American Red Cross.  Last year, Auburn collected almost 300 pints of blood beating...
March 23, 2016
The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has type O negative blood...
March 2, 2016
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross honors those who donate blood and platelets, organize blood drives and volunteer in communities across the country. These everyday heroes are the face of the Red Cross and help save lives.  
February 26, 2016
Every two seconds a patient in the United States needs a blood transfusion. As the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals in the U.S., the American Red Cross is seeking volunteer transportation specialists to help deliver lifesaving blood products to hospitals for patients in need.
January 25, 2016
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected, further depleting an already low winter supply. Blood...
January 11, 2016
The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter. Busy holiday schedules in November and December contributed to about 1,700 fewer blood drives held across the country compared to the two previous months, which has resulted in about 50,000...
December 21, 2015
As millions of Americans make their final gift purchases this holiday season, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors to give the most meaningful gift of all – the gift of life – by donating blood or platelets.
December 11, 2015
The holiday season is a time for creating special memories with special people. However, holiday activities often conflict with donation appointments from regular blood donors. To help ensure blood is available for patients to create memories with loved ones, WSAV and Tanger Outlets Savannah are...
December 11, 2015
Blood donations often decline during the holidays, however, patients still need blood products from generous volunteer donors. That’s why the Atlanta Hawks are hosting their annual holiday blood drive with the American Red Cross on Monday, Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Philips Arena. All...
December 10, 2015
The holidays are a busy time when many activities pull people away from their blood donation appointments, but the need for donors doesn’t take a break or holiday. To help ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need, 13WMAZ is hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross in Central...