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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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Students a Major Force in Building America’s Blood Supply

October 3, 2012
Students a Major Force in Building America’s Blood Supply

10/04/12 With fall underway, students at many high schools and colleges are rolling up their sleeves in more ways than one. Every year, students nationwide join the American Red Cross as blood donors and blood drive sponsors, all in an effort to help hospital patients in need. Students coordinate blood drives throughout the academic...
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American Red Cross urges donations during heart of summer

June 26, 2012
American Red Cross urges donations during heart of summer

   06/27/12 America’s blood supply is an important piece of our country’s ability to respond to disasters. By donating blood, people can help prepare for the unexpected and help ensure blood is available when and where it’s needed. Making an appointment to donate blood during Disaster Education and Awareness Month this July is one...
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Red Cross Blood Drive

June 18, 2012
Red Cross Blood Drive

06/19/12 Summer is a difficult time to collect blood yet the need remains constant. Donors of all blood types are needed at the American Red Cross Blood Drive scheduled for Thursday, June 21, from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus in the Hall, located at901 E. Jefferson St.inPlymouth. All presenting...
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American Red Cross Staff Changes

June 14, 2012
American Red Cross Staff Changes

   06/15/12 In order to streamline operations across the Northern Indiana region, the St. Joseph County chapter of the American Red Cross will be eliminating the position of Executive Director at the end of the current fiscal year June 30.  This is part of a lager and ongoing effort to contain costs and increase...
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World Blood Donor Day is June 14

June 12, 2012
World Blood Donor Day is June 14

06/13/12 Focusing on the idea that every one of us can become a hero by giving blood will be the focus of World Blood Donor Day on June 14. “The need for blood is universal, just like air or water,” said Sharyn Whitman, CEO for the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red...
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Fallen Officers Blood Drive at M.C. Sheriff’s Department

May 30, 2012
Fallen Officers Blood Drive at M.C. Sheriff’s Department

05/31/12 The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is please to again be hosting the Annual Blood Drive Campaign to Honor Fallen Officers.  Last year the Fallen Officers’ campaign collected over 5,000 units of blood.  In Marshall County 23 units were collected.  As each unit can be broken down by cells, platelets, and plasma, the total...
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Blood donations carry special meaning for Memorial Day

May 10, 2012
Blood donations carry special meaning for Memorial Day

  05/11/12 While Memorial Day may signal the unofficial start of summer, the holiday’s true meaning is inescapable for those wishing to honor members of the United States Armed Forces. Making a blood donation through your American Red Cross is one way to pay homage to the service men and women who protect and...
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Take a break, help save a life

April 5, 2012
Take a break, help save a life

  04/06/12 Although your sights may be set on warmer locales for spring, you can bring sunshine and warmth to your life by simply volunteering to give blood or platelets through the American Red Cross. Every day of every week, people need blood for emergency and ongoing medical care. It’s a need, Red Cross...
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