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Red Cross urges blood donations to maintain summer blood supply

June 16, 2015
Red Cross urges blood donations to maintain summer blood supply

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply now and throughout the summer. Many summer activities, such as vacations and travel, cause frequent blood donors to be less available to give during the summer. However, hospital patients still depend...
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It’s A Battle of the Badges Blood Drive this Thursday

December 15, 2014
It’s A Battle of the Badges Blood Drive this Thursday

12/19/12 Firefighters, police officers and first responders are often close to the need for blood, responding to emergency situations throughout the year. This is why the American Red Cross will hold the annual Marshall County Battle of the Badges on Thursday, Dec. 18th, from 1:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Marshall County Sheriff’s...
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Give blood with the American Red Cross and Help Maintain the Summer Blood Supply

June 3, 2014
Give blood with the American Red Cross and Help Maintain the Summer Blood Supply

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make and keep donation appointments to maintain the summer blood supply and help prevent a shortage. Donors of all blood types are currently needed, especially those with type O negative, B negative and A negative. While the need for blood remains constant during the summer,...
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Give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day

May 22, 2014
Give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day

The American Red Cross encourages all eligible donors to choose their day to help save lives by giving blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day. Every year, on June 14, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The occasion raises awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and...
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Grow Hope this Spring

March 13, 2014
Grow Hope this Spring

  03/14/14 Get rooted in the Red Cross this spring. Donate blood and platelets and become part of its ever growing family tree; joining about 3.3 million blood donors nationwide in a lifesaving cause. According to Tracy Fox, Communications Manager for the American Red Cross Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region, “Every two seconds someone in...
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Have a Heart – Donate Blood

January 27, 2014
Have a Heart – Donate Blood

  01/28/14  Absence makes the heart grow fonder, except when you’re talking about blood donors. Every day, hospital patients depend on steady and consistent blood donations from volunteer donors for the blood they may need for ongoing and emergency medical care. Since February is American Heart Month, it’s a great time to put your...
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Make Regular Blood Donation a New Year’s Resolution

December 30, 2013
Make Regular Blood Donation a New Year’s Resolution

  12/31/13 With the beginning of a new year comes a fresh start. New Year’s resolutions are often made to form good habits and reach new goals. This New Year’s, the American Red Cross encourages people to resolve to help patients in need through regular blood donations. As the winter season continues, blood donations...
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Red Cross Urges Winter Blood Donations

December 3, 2013
Red Cross Urges Winter Blood Donations

  12/04/13 The holidays bring families and friends together to share in celebrations and special times of giving. But for families dealing with a cancer diagnosis or other major illness, the holidays can be difficult. The American Red Cross’ Give Something that Means Something winter campaign runs through Jan. 6, 2014, and encourages eligible...
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Ancilla College Hosts American Red Cross Blood Drive

September 26, 2013
Ancilla College Hosts American Red Cross Blood Drive

  09/27/13  Ancilla hosted a blood drive through the American Red Cross on Tuesday, September 24th. Students, faculty, and staff turned out to donate.  33 volunteers offered to donate and 25 had successful donations. “It was not a bad turn-out; we were only one donation from our goal. I hope to see even more...
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Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donors

July 9, 2013
Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donors

  07/10/13 The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because many fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July. “We are counting on generous volunteer blood and platelet donors to step...
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Add a blood donation to your summer plans

June 7, 2013
Add a blood donation to your summer plans

    06/10/13 It’s that time of year to gear up for fun in the sun. School’s out, vacations are planned and longstanding routines are replaced with carefree, casual days. It’s also a time when the need for blood often outpaces donations.  High school and college students donate about 20 percent of the blood...
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World Blood Donor Day June 14

June 5, 2013
World Blood Donor Day June 14

  06/06/13 Each June 14th countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the campaign which is sponsored by the World Health Organization to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and to thank voluntary unpaid donors for their lifesaving gifts of blood. “Blood transfusions...
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Need for blood doesn’t end when summer vacation begins

May 17, 2013
Need for blood doesn’t end when summer vacation begins

    05/20/13 With summer around the corner, and the end of the school year in sight, new and eligible blood donors are urged to help strengthen the blood supply by volunteering to give in the next few weeks. “While summer signals rest and relaxation for a lot of us, it’s also a time...
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Get started on summer: donate blood

May 8, 2013
Get started on summer: donate blood

    05/09/13 With summer around the corner, and the end of the school year in sight, new and eligible blood donors are urged to help strengthen the blood supply by volunteering to give in the next few weeks. “While summer signals rest and relaxation for a lot of us, it’s also a time...
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Red Cross Blood Drive at Ancilla College

April 7, 2013
Red Cross Blood Drive at Ancilla College

  04/08/13 The last Ancilla College Blood Drive of the school year will be held Wednesday, April 10th from 10 am to 3 pm at the college.  Ancilla College is located just two miles south of US 30 near Plymouth. Donors can sign up at the college but walk-ins are welcome. The Ancilla Blood Drive...
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Winter Weather Impacting Blood Collections

March 27, 2013
Winter Weather Impacting Blood Collections

  03/28/13 This winter has been particularly harsh, impacting a large portion of the country causing a significant number of blood drive cancellations and impacting our blood supply. Since the beginning of February, winter weather has forced the cancellation of over 425 American Red Cross blood drives, resulting in a shortfall of more than...
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This April, Be a Part of the Change Happening Around You

March 24, 2013
This April, Be a Part of the Change Happening Around You

  03/25/13  As the snow melts and spring rains bring fresh flowers, green grass, and warmer weather, the American Red Cross encourages area residents to be a part of change, too.  Spring is about rejuvenation and research studies show that the increase in temperature is a major mood booster. “The need for blood remains...
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Be an Everyday Hero by Giving Blood During Red Cross Month

February 25, 2013
Be an Everyday Hero by Giving Blood  During Red Cross Month

  02/26/13 Blood donors are Everyday Heroes who help save lives. During Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross recognizes these lifesavers, thanks them for their generosity and encourages others to join their ranks. “Red Cross Month is an ideal time for people to show support for our mission,” said Sharyn Whitman, CEO of...
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American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month

January 11, 2013
American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month

 01/14/13 January is National Blood Donor Month, a time when the American Red Cross recognizes and thanks the millions of dedicated blood and platelet donors across the United States for helping to ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need both locally and across the country. “Every day in our country, approximately 44,000...
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Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Join Forces to Increase Blood Donations

December 18, 2012
Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Join Forces to Increase Blood Donations

12/19/12 Firefighters, police officers and first responders are often close to the need for blood, responding to emergency situations throughout the year.  This is why the Red Cross will hold the annual Marshall County Battle of the Badges on Thursday, Dec. 20, from 1:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office...
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