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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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Marshall County Residents and Groups Honored

December 13, 2012
Marshall County Residents and Groups Honored

12/14/12 The Indiana-Ohio Region of American Red Cross Blood Services hosted its annual recognition dinner at the Fort Wayne Marriott. This year’s theme of “Saving Lives by the Numbers” highlighted the many ways in which lives can be saved and how many those lives can affect. Guests at the dinner also learned Hands Only...
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Give something that means something this holiday season

November 19, 2012
Give something that means something this holiday season

  11/20/12 During the 2012 holiday season, the American Red Cross asks everyone to support its mission by giving something meaningful — giving hope to those in need. Something meaningful like a blood donation is a gift that doesn’t cost a thing but can give joy and hope to a hospital patient in need....
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Public encouraged to donate blood around Thanksgiving

November 12, 2012
Public encouraged to donate blood around Thanksgiving

  11/13/12 Some say Thanksgiving should be more than just a single day. When you donate blood through the American Red Cross, you can give thanks for a lifetime. “As you reflect on what you are grateful for this holiday season, set aside time to come donate blood,” said Tracy Duncan Fox, spokesperson for...
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Platelet Donors Vital to Patient Care

October 25, 2012
Platelet Donors Vital to Patient Care

10/26/12 “You’re golden.” That’s what platelet donors hear most every time they help save a life through the American Red Cross. And that’s because these tiny gold-colored cells in blood are constantly needed by hospital patients with life-threatening illness or injury. Platelets are the clotting components in blood that control bleeding. Patients with serious...
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