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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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Blood donors needed to meet constant blood demands

July 27, 2011
Blood donors needed to meet constant blood demands

07/28/11 Most everyone at some point in their lives will meet someone who has received blood products. “Blood is needed more than you think,” Sharyn Whitman, CEO for the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. “In fact, in the next two seconds, someone in America will need blood.” Blood needs are...
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Type O negative blood supply drops to critically low levels

June 27, 2011
Type O negative blood supply drops to critically low levels

06/28/11  The supply of type O negative blood at the American Red Cross has dropped to critically low levels.  Type O negative blood is always in high demand because it can be transfused to patients with any blood type, especially in emergency situations.   Type O negative donors are needed now to help prevent the...
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Blood donations carry special meaning for Memorial Day

May 25, 2011
Blood donations carry special meaning for Memorial Day

05/26/11 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 defend...
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March Is Red Cross Month

March 28, 2011
March Is Red Cross Month

03/29/11 For 130 years, the American Red Cross has helped individuals and families prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. And each spring, the U.S. President acknowledges the American Red Cross by issuing a proclamation that declares March as Red Cross Month. In 1881, 60-year-old Clara Barton broadened the scope of the Red Cross...
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LJH Students Attend Red Cross Babysitting Course

March 25, 2011
LJH Students Attend Red Cross Babysitting Course

03/28/11 While other Plymouth Schools’ students are enjoying a week off from classes, Rachel Rettig and Anna Piazza , both students at Linoln Junior High, have actually looked forward to two days of babysitting training classes conducted by the American Red Cross. This is the second time that Rettig has taken the training. Rettig...
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March Is Red Cross Month

February 28, 2011
March Is Red Cross Month

03/01/11 The public encouraged to donate blood and help save lives. March is the perfect time to give blood since March is Red Cross Month and the 60th Anniversary of the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region.  “Chances are, wherever you live or wherever you go, you’re likely to encounter someone whose life has been touched...
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Local Red Cross Calling for Donors to Help Blood Supply Recovery

February 3, 2011
Local Red Cross Calling for Donors to Help Blood Supply Recovery

02/04/11 With this latest round of severe winter storms, the local American Red Cross has been unable to collect over 820 expected pints of blood over the course of the last three days.  Over 20 blood drives across the 50 county coverage area were forced to be cancelled throughout the week. Further compounding the...
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Winter Storm Forces Cancellation of Red Cross Blood Drives

January 13, 2011
Winter Storm Forces Cancellation of Red Cross Blood Drives

01/14/11 This week’s winter storm has forced the cancellation of hundreds of American Red Cross blood drives along the eastern seaboard, causing a shortfall of more than 8,000 blood donations in the southeast and northeast corners of the country. Red Cross Blood Regions in the southeast reported that more than 6,000 blood donations could...
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