Blood is a precious resource but has a limited shelf life. With blood donations slowing down during the holiday season, maintaining an adequate blood supply becomes even more critical in helping yield life-saving blood products for surgical procedures, traumatic injuries, and chronic illnesses.
During the Fourth of July week, fewer blood drives are held across the country and many blood donors are away enjoying vacations. This creates a difficult situation for the blood supply, and the American Red Cross is facing an emergency need for blood and platelet donors after a significant shortfall in blood donations during the … Continue reading Give blood: Help patients in need this summer
Make a resolution you can keep in 2019! Help the American Red Cross meet the urgent need for blood and platelets by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month. Donating blood or platelets is a way to make a lifesaving impact in the new year for patients like Judy Janssen, who … Continue reading Resolve to #GiveMoreLife
By Anna Hiatt Edited by Nancy Waddell When Megan LaPlante saw that the Red Cross was doing a blood drive in her neighborhood, she was both excited and nervous. As Miss Montana High School America, Megan was looking for ways to give back to her community, and the mission of the Red Cross “Give Blood” campaign … Continue reading Giving Blood: A Family Affair