American Red Cross (45 Articles with 28,741 total views)

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

June, 2024

Help keep emergency rooms ready by giving blood or platelets

Help keep emergency rooms ready by giving blood or platelets
[May 7, 2024] When every second counts, blood products can provide lifesaving care. The American Red Cross asks the public to give blood or platelets during Trauma Awareness Month in May to keep hospitals prepared for all transfusion needs, including emergencies. Type O blood donors and donors giving platelets are especially needed right now
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May, 2024

Race to help save lives with the Red Cross by giving blood or platelets

Race to help save lives with the Red Cross by giving blood or platelets
[April 22, 2024] - As May approaches, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors to keep the blood supply stable by racing to give blood or platelets in the weeks to come. Donors of all blood types - especially type O blood donors and those giving platelets - are crucial to keeping shelves fully stocked with blood products throughout the month.
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Spring into action: Give blood or platelets with the Red Cross

Spring into action: Give blood or platelets with the Red Cross
[April 8, 2024] - During National Volunteer Month in April, the American Red Cross asks donors to help protect the blood supply by making and keeping blood or platelet donation appointments in the weeks ahead. Donors of all blood types - especially type O blood donors and those giving platelets - are needed now to keep the blood supply strong enough to support critical patient care this spring.
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April, 2024

American Red Cross prepares for total solar eclipse in Erie

American Red Cross prepares for total solar eclipse in Erie
[ERIE, MARCH 26, 2024] - The American Red Cross is prepared to keep Pennsylvanians safe as the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, is expected to draw an estimated 200,000 people to the Erie area.
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Give back during National Volunteer Month; join the Red Cross to help people in need

Give back during National Volunteer Month; join the Red Cross to help people in need
[APRIL 2, 2024] - During National Volunteer Month this April, the American Red Cross of Greater Pennsylvania is celebrating community heroes whose daily support and hard work embody the organization's lifesaving mission to help people in need.
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Share your strength: Give blood or platelets with the Red Cross

Share your strength: Give blood or platelets with the Red Cross
March 25, 2024 - This spring, the American Red Cross asks donors to help defend the blood supply by giving blood or platelets now to combat a monstrous fact: only 3 out of 100 people donate blood. That's why we're teaming up with Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures to celebrate the epic new film, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, and inviting donors to rise together and give blood. When donors share their strength by coming to give March 25 - April 7, they'll get an exclusive Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire and Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. (Details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/GXK.*)
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March, 2024

Dangerous winter weather intensifying emergency blood shortage

Dangerous winter weather intensifying emergency blood shortage
[Jan. 24, 2024] - The American Red Cross continues to experience an emergency blood shortage as severe winter weather has further impacted the ability to rebuild the blood supply. Blood and platelet donors are urged to give now to help ensure lifesaving medical procedures are not delayed.
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January, 2024

Give blood or platelets with Red Cross ahead of busy holiday weeks

Give blood or platelets with Red Cross ahead of busy holiday weeks
[Dec. 6, 2023] - As people make travel plans to celebrate with family and friends this year, the American Red Cross asks donors to set aside time to give blood or platelets for patients waiting for care over the holidays.
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December, 2023

2023 trends: Red Cross responds to growing disaster-driven humanitarian needs

2023 trends: Red Cross responds to growing disaster-driven humanitarian needs
NOV. 20, 2023 - In 2023, intensifying extreme disasters took a devastating toll on people in the U.S. who turned to the American Red Cross for help coping with a record number of billion-dollar disasters.
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Red Cross offers steps to help you avoid a cooking fire on Thanksgiving

Red Cross offers steps to help you avoid a cooking fire on Thanksgiving
[NOV. 22, 2023] - Thanksgiving and the day before are the top two days in this country for the chance of a cooking fire to happen in someone's home. The American Red Cross of Greater Pennsylvania offers safety steps everyone can follow if they will be preparing their family's Thanksgiving feast.
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November, 2023

Thousands of additional donations needed to replenish Red Cross blood supply

Thousands of additional donations needed to replenish Red Cross blood supply
[Oct. 12, 2023] - Since announcing a national blood and platelet shortage a month ago, thousands of donors across the country have rolled up a sleeve to help rebuild the American Red Cross blood and platelet supply. As that generosity continues, the Red Cross is working around-the-clock to ensure patients have access to lifesaving transfusions and must collect 10,000 additional blood and platelet donations - over and above expectations - each week over the next month to sufficiently meet hospital needs. Donors of all blood types are urged to book a time to give now, especially those with type O blood or those giving platelets.
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October, 2023

Fight national blood and platelet shortage: Make a Red Cross donation appointment now

Fight national blood and platelet shortage: Make a Red Cross donation appointment now
[Sept. 26, 2023] The American Red Cross continues to experience a national blood and platelet shortage and asks the public to book a time to give as soon as possible. Donors of all blood types are urgently needed, especially type O blood donors and those giving platelets. The Red Cross offers three ways to make a donation appointment that can help save lives: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App; Visit RedCrossBlood.org; Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
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September, 2023

Red Cross: Donation shortfall may impact blood supply

Red Cross: Donation shortfall may impact blood supply
[Aug. 8, 2023] - The American Red Cross has seen a shortfall of about 25,000 blood donations in the first two months of the summer, which makes it hard to keep hospital shelves stocked with lifesaving blood products. By making an appointment to give blood or platelets in August, donors can keep the national blood supply from falling to shortage levels.
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July, 2023

Heroes needed now: Give blood or platelets

Heroes needed now: Give blood or platelets
[June 22, 2023] -The American Red Cross wants everyone to enjoy a safe and fun Fourth of July, which includes ensuring a strong blood supply for patients in hospitals across the country. There has been a concerning shortfall in blood donations in recent weeks, and the upcoming holiday could put a further strain on donations, as millions celebrate with family vacations and other seasonal activities. Donors of all blood types, especially those with type B negative or O negative blood as well as platelet donors, are needed to make an appointment to give now to ensure blood remains available for patients this summer.
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Red Cross: Blood supply facing stress, donors needed

Red Cross: Blood supply facing stress, donors needed
(June 7, 2023) - A concerning shortfall in blood donations last month could stress the American Red Cross blood supply. The Red Cross collected over 26,000 fewer blood donations than needed in May to meet the needs of patients. The need for blood is constant, with someone needing a blood transfusion in the U.S. every two seconds. Platelet donors are especially needed at this time. The public can help ensure continuity for patients by making an appointment to give blood or platelets now and in the weeks ahead.
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June, 2023

Don't wait to donate: Blood and platelet donors needed now

Don't wait to donate: Blood and platelet donors needed now
(May 22, 2023) - The American Red Cross asks people to book a time to give blood or platelets now to address a recent drop in donation appointments that could lead to fewer transfusions for patients in the weeks ahead. Type O blood donors are especially needed to ensure a strong blood supply.
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May, 2023

Red Cross and PEANUTS: Be Kind, Give Blood or Platelets in April

Red Cross and PEANUTS: Be Kind, Give Blood or Platelets in April
[April 3, 2023] - April is National Volunteer Month, and the American Red Cross is celebrating the millions of people who volunteer to give blood, platelets and plasma throughout the year. This month, the Red Cross and PEANUTS are joining forces as a reminder that it's cool to be kind and help save liv
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April, 2023

Spring into action: Give blood with the Red Cross

Spring into action: Give blood with the Red Cross
March 16, 2023 - Spring is near! As the seasons change, the American Red Cross is reminding the public that the need for blood doesn't take a break. Blood and platelets remain at risk of running low this month. Donors are crucial to helping the Red Cross avoid a blood shortage in the weeks to come.
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March, 2023

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign reaches goal of installing 2.5 million free smoke alarms nationwide

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign reaches goal of installing 2.5 million free smoke alarms nationwide
[FEBRUARY 22, 2023] - The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign with the support of community partners has achieved its goal of installing 2.5 million free smoke alarms and making 1 million households safer across the country.
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Red Cross honors local community heroes during Red Cross Month celebration in March

Red Cross honors local community heroes during Red Cross Month celebration in March
[ERIE, MARCH 1, 2023] - As climate disasters, blood donation needs and other emergencies upend lives, local community heroes are stepping up to care for one another.
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Red Cross: Three reasons to give blood this month

Red Cross: Three reasons to give blood this month
[Feb. 15, 2023] - One in 7 patients entering a hospital will need a blood transfusion. At the same time, only about 3% of Americans give blood. The American Red Cross needs more people to make and keep appointments to give blood or platelets in February and has three great reasons to do so.
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February, 2023

Donate now to keep blood and platelets stocked when winter weather hits

Donate now to keep blood and platelets stocked when winter weather hits
[Jan. 19, 2023] - As National Blood Donor Month continues this January, the American Red Cross celebrates those who give blood and platelets to help save lives − especially now, as we work to ensure a stable blood supply amid the threat of icy winter weather and severe seasonal illness. Donors of all blood types - particularly type O blood donors, the most needed blood group by hospitals - and platelet donors are needed daily to meet demand.
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Prevent a blood shortage - donate in February

Prevent a blood shortage - donate in February
[Feb. 1, 2023] - Spring is close, but February often brings unpredictable winter weather that can cause blood drive cancellations and make it difficult for donors to make it to their appointments safely. As the American Red Cross continues to monitor seasonal challenges that could impact the blood supply, donors are urged to make and keep appointments to help prevent a shortage in the weeks to come. Donors of all blood types - particularly type O blood donors, the most needed blood group by hospitals - and platelet donors are needed daily to meet demand.
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Red Cross, Peyton Manning huddle up for a lifesaving play this January

Red Cross, Peyton Manning huddle up for a lifesaving play this January
[Jan. 9, 2023] - This January, the American Red Cross and Pro Football Hall of Famer and blood donor Peyton Manning are asking people to score big for patients in need - while getting a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona - by giving blood or platelets. 
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January, 2023

Get in the giving spirit with the Red Cross

Get in the giving spirit with the Red Cross
[Dec. 21, 2022] - As the final holiday rush arrives, the American Red Cross asks donors to shake up their holiday plans and give blood or platelets now and throughout the end of the year.
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Give blood or platelets with Red Cross ahead of hectic holiday weeks

Give blood or platelets with Red Cross ahead of hectic holiday weeks
[Dec. 7, 2022] - As more people make travel plans to celebrate with family and friends this year, the American Red Cross asks donors to set aside a time to give blood or platelets for patients waiting for care over the holidays.
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December, 2022

Give thanks for good health by donating blood or platelets

Give thanks for good health by donating blood or platelets
[ERIE, Nov. 21, 2022] - As many gather for Thanksgiving celebrations with family and friends, the American Red Cross urges donors to shake up their holiday traditions and plan a time to give blood or platelets in the coming weeks.
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November, 2022

More people now eligible to give blood or platelets with the Red Cross

More people now eligible to give blood or platelets with the Red Cross
[ERIE, Oct. 10, 2022] The American Red Cross now invites those who spent time in the U.K., Ireland or France and have never tried to give blood due to concerns over variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) - related to mad cow disease - to give blood and help save lives.
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Protect the blood supply by donating this fall

Protect the blood supply by donating this fall
[Oct. 24, 2022] - The American Red Cross urges blood donors of all types and those who have never given before to book a time to give blood or platelets now and help keep the blood supply from dropping ahead of the holidays.
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October, 2022

Help ease patient pain during Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Help ease patient pain during Sickle Cell Awareness Month
[ERIE, SEPT. 7, 2022] - During Sickle Cell Awareness Month in September, the American Red Cross emphasizes the importance of a diverse blood supply to help meet the needs of those with sickle cell disease - the most common inherited blood disorder in the U.S.
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Turn over a new leaf - give blood or platelets this fall

Turn over a new leaf - give blood or platelets this fall
[ERIE, SEPT. 22, 2022] - On the first day of fall, the American Red Cross is asking the public to start the season off with a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. While the leaves turn, the need for blood never changes. Those who give this fall play an important role in keeping the blood supply high enough to help patients counting on blood products for care- especially ahead of the busy holiday season. Book a time to give blood or platelets by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
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September, 2022

Give blood or platelets for chance at year's supply of gas

Give blood or platelets for chance at year's supply of gas
[Aug. 9, 2022] - Did you know about 62% of the U.S. population is eligible to give blood? But, only about 3% does. By making an appointment to help save lives with the American Red Cross in August, donors can pump up the blood supply and keep it from falling to shortage levels. Platelet donors are especially needed now.
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National Preparedness Month: Red Cross Urges Everyone to Get Ready Now for Emergencies

National Preparedness Month: Red Cross Urges Everyone to Get Ready Now for Emergencies
[ERIE, AUG. 23, 2022] - People everywhere are feeling the impacts of climate change with more frequent and intense weather events threatening our communities. September is National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross of Greater Pennsylvania urges everyone to get ready for these emergenc
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August, 2022

Blood and platelet donors needed now to help prevent a seasonal blood shortage

Blood and platelet donors needed now to help prevent a seasonal blood shortage
July 27, 2022 - Just as most cars need to be refueled constantly, so does the nation's blood supply. The American Red Cross has faced a concerning drop in blood and platelet donations this summer. Donors are needed to make an appointment to give in August to help prevent a blood shortage.
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June, 2022

Blood donations needed ahead of summer

Blood donations needed ahead of summer
[PITTSBURGH, May 9, 2022] - When schools let out for summer and families set off on vacation, the American Red Cross typically sees a decline in donors, which can impact patient care. It's critically important that donors make an appointment to give now before heading out for summer activities to help maintain a stable blood supply in the coming months. 
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Give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day

Give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day
JUNE 7, 2022- Each year on June 14, the American Red Cross joins blood collection organizations around the world to celebrate World Blood Donor Day, which recognizes the importance of a safe and stable blood supply and the donors who make it possible. Nearly 2.5 million people volunteer to give lifesaving blood and platelets every year with the Red Cross. Eligible donors are encouraged to be part of something big by making an appointment to give blood or platelets this month.
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Rock and roll up your sleeve: Give blood or platelets with the Red Cross

Rock and roll up your sleeve: Give blood or platelets with the Red Cross
[May 23, 2022] - Elvis Presley is known for being the first global rock and roll icon. He was also a blood donor himself! While times have changed, the need for blood has not − donors can leave a lasting legacy themselves by making a lifesaving blood or platelet donation with the American Red Cross.
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April, 2022

Red Cross testing blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies

Red Cross testing blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies
ERIE, PA (March 10, 2022) - For a limited time, the American Red Cross has resumed testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. Plasma from routine donations that have high levels of COVID-19 antibodies may be used as convalescent plasma to help meet the needs of COVID-19 patients with weakened immune systems.
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February, 2022

New Year's is the time for resolutions; resolve to become a Red Cross volunteer in 2022

New Year's is the time for resolutions; resolve to become a Red Cross volunteer in 2022
ERIE, JANUARY 19, 2022 -The American Red Cross needs your help in 2022 and asks that you to consider making a New Year's resolution to become a volunteer.
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Red Cross: National blood crisis may put patients at risk

Red Cross: National blood crisis may put patients at risk
ERIE, Pennsylvania (Jan. 11, 2022) - The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis - its worst blood shortage in more than a decade. Dangerously low blood supply levels are posing a concerning risk to patient care and forcing doctors to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available.
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Red Cross: Safely heat your home as colder weather sets in across Northwestern Pennsylvania

Red Cross: Safely heat your home as colder weather sets in across Northwestern Pennsylvania
[ERIE, FEB. 1, 2022]- The new year has kicked off with an alarming rate of home fires in northwestern Pennsylvania. American Red Cross data shows the number of home fires we responded to in Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango and Warren Counties in January has nearly doubled since December.
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January, 2022

American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania Region Volunteers Providing Help and Hope to Tornado Impacted Communities

American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania Region Volunteers Providing Help and Hope to Tornado Impacted Communities
Pennsylvania, December 15, 2021 - Eleven volunteers from across the 61-county footprint of the American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania Region have deployed to support Red Cross relief efforts following the devastating tornadoes and severe storms that have impacted Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
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August, 2021

Blood shortage continues: Red Cross needs donors now

Blood shortage continues: Red Cross needs donors now
Erie, Pennsylvania (July 12, 2021) - While donors across the country have rolled up a sleeve to give this summer, the need for blood and platelets remains crucial for patients relying on lifesaving transfusions. The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage and donors of all blood types - especially type O and those giving platelets -are urged to make an appointment to give now.  
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April, 2021

Help the Red Cross refuel the blood supply

Help the Red Cross refuel the blood supply
March 26, 2021 - The American Red Cross is calling for donors of all blood types, especially those with type O blood, to race to give blood and help refuel the blood supply.
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March, 2021

Give blood in honor of Black History Month in February

Give blood in honor of Black History Month in February
(February 8) - In honor of Black History Month this February, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors, and especially those who have recovered from COVID-19, to give blood to honor the legacies of African Americans like Dr. Charles Drew and Dr. Jerome Holland. Their passion for helping improve the lives of patients in need of lifesaving blood products is carried on through dedicated blood donors, blood drive sponsors, volunteers and Red Cross employees.
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