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Have a heart. Donate blood.

January 30, 2012
Have a heart. Donate blood.

01/31/12  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. And with February being American Heart Month, it’s a great time to put your...
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January is National Blood Donor Month

January 2, 2012
January is National Blood Donor Month

01/03/11 January is the perfect time to honor the people who help others through the simple act of giving blood. Since 1970, January has been known as National Blood Donor Month. It’s a time when blood organizations like the American Red Cross pay tribute to the nearly 11 million people who give blood each...
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Say thanks for a lifetime Public encouraged to donate blood around Thanksgiving

November 17, 2011
Say thanks for a lifetime Public encouraged to donate blood around Thanksgiving

11/18/11 Some say Thanksgiving should be more than just a single day. When you donate blood through your 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 Sharyn Whitman, CEO for the Indiana-Ohio...
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Platelet Donors Vital to Patient Care

October 27, 2011
Platelet Donors Vital to Patient Care

10/28/11 “You’re golden.”  That’s what platelet donors hear most every time they come to 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. “Platelet donors are highly valued by medical professionals and by hospital...
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In doubt about giving blood? You could be eligible.

October 12, 2011
In doubt about giving blood? You could be eligible.

10/13/11 Think you’re not a good candidate for blood donation? Think again. Sometimes, people with high blood pressure and diabetes suspect they are not eligible to give blood. Many cancer survivors also believe they will be deferred because of their previous illness. “But that’s not always the case,” said Sharyn Whitman, CEO for the...
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Red Cross Office WILL Stay Open in Marshall County

October 7, 2011
Red Cross Office WILL Stay Open in Marshall County

10/10/11 The Marshall County American Red Cross office in Plymouth has no plans to close their doors. The Marshall County Chapter also servesFultonCounty. Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter appeared before thePlymouthParkand Recreation Board this week requesting the use ofWebsterCenteras an emergency shelter. During the meeting, Senter said, “In 2012, the (Red Cross) office inPlymouthwill be...
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Students a major force in building America’s blood supply

September 27, 2011
Students a major force in building America’s blood supply

09/28/11 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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Red Cross Eliminated Disater Director Position in Marshall County

September 16, 2011
Red Cross Eliminated Disater Director Position in Marshall County

09/19/11 Changes at the national level of the American Red Cross have now prompted some changes in the local Red Cross office. Previously the Marshall/Fulton County office was part of twelve counties overseen though the regional office in South Bend. Now all of northern Indiana is being serviced though that office ,with much of...
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Blood donations bring hope to families and patients

September 13, 2011
Blood donations bring hope to families and patients

09/14/11 You can bring hope to a child’s life in the time it might take to eat lunch with a friend. By donating blood through the American Red Cross, you can help provide the blood some children may need for their ongoing cancer care. With September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, blood donors are...
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Blood donations key to National Preparedness Month

September 9, 2011
Blood donations key to National Preparedness Month

09/12/11 The American Red Cross is among a coalition of organizations encouraging Americans to observe the Eighth Annual National Preparedness Month this September by doing simple things that make a difference when every second counts. The Red Cross recommends three things most everyone can do to prepare for disasters or other emergencies: Get a...
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