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Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region

February 18, 2015
In honor of Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages people to uncover their inner hero and donate blood or platelets, volunteer their time or sign up to organize a blood drive.
January 7, 2015
January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.  
January 6, 2015
Portland State University will host its second American Red Cross blood drive of the school year from Jan. 12 through Jan. 15 – giving students, faculty and staff another opportunity to help support patients in need.   The blood drive will be held each day from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on...
December 23, 2014
In the spirit of the holiday season, Suburban Propane added a second $5,000 gift card drawing for those who presented to give blood during the nationwide “Fuel Your Community” camp
December 12, 2014
The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App today that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand.   The Blood Donor App allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards and invite friends to join them on a lifesaving...
November 26, 2014
Oregon State University edged the University of Oregon (3,613 to 3,566) in what turned out to be the closest Civil War Blood Drive in the 13-year history of the campaign. A mere 47 votes separated both universities after 7,179 donors participated in the three week event. More information can be...
November 13, 2014
The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane in October helped collect thousands of lifesaving blood and platelet donations for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and transfusions centers...
October 27, 2014
For the 13th consecutive year, Oregon State University and the University of Oregon alumni associations – in conjunction with the American Red Cross and Lane Blood Center – are sponsoring the Civil War Blood Drive. The three-week blood drive campaign is designed to unite students,...
October 1, 2014
During October, Suburban Propane is joining the American Red Cross to raise awareness of the constant need for blood and platelet donations with the first nationwide “Fuel Your Community” campaign. All presenting blood and platelet donors at Red Cross blood drives and donation centers...
September 24, 2014
For the second consecutive year, the American Red Cross issued a challenge to cities in Oregon: Sponsor a blood drive and help maintain the community blood supply at a time when blood donations tend to decrease.