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August 7, 2017
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.   In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital...
July 25, 2017
Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.  
July 14, 2017
The American Red Cross and Stewart’s Shops announced today that for a second year in a row,  the “Give a Pint, Get a Pint” program has been a sweet success.  The program provided donors from 20 Eastern New York counties who gave blood in June a voucher for a free pint of...
July 12, 2017
The lifesaving power of donated blood is something Assemblyman Al Stirpe has known about since his childhood. Growing up, he watched his father, Albert Stirpe, Sr., host annual blood drives in their hometown of Clyde.  An unknown number of patient lives were saved, thanks to Albert’s...
July 11, 2017
  Every two seconds, a patient in the United States needs blood. Every day, seven people in the U.S. die in home fires—most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. These statistics are behind two major efforts of the American Red Cross: to ensure blood is available when patients need it...