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Official Blog of the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region

Meet JJ Amisano

5-year-old JJ Amisano of Niskayuna, Schenectady County, was diagnosed with Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) at age 3. ITP is a blood disorder characterized by a decrease in the number of platelets in the blood. According to the Platelet Disorder Support... Continue Reading →

Red Cross initiative aims to increase blood availability for patients with sickle cell disease

When patients living with sickle cell disease face a sickle cell crisis, blood transfusions can make a lifesaving difference. That’s why the American Red Cross has launched an initiative to grow the number of blood donors who are Black to help patients with... Continue Reading →

Reflections on 9/11: Bruce Ginsberg

My first Red Cross experience at Ground Zero, was where I saw a group of strangers become a team devoted to providing ongoing support and assistance to all who were working there - feeding, clothing and housing hundreds of them... Continue Reading →

Local Volunteers Needed for Busy Disaster Season

Many weather experts predict a destructive wildfire and hurricane season this year. The American Red Cross Eastern New York Region needs volunteers to help on the ground and blood and platelet donors to roll up a sleeve to maintain a... Continue Reading →

Continuing a Tradition at The Great New York State Fair

Local chapter operating parking lot and hosting blood drive  The Great New York State Fair is returning, and the American Red Cross of Central and Northern New York is proud to be a part of it.  Thanks to the generosity... Continue Reading →

4th of July: Red Cross Issues Tips for Everyone to Have a Safe Holiday

  Independence Day is coming soon and many people plan to attend fireworks displays, a backyard picnic, or just enjoy the outdoors. The American Red Cross wants you to enjoy a fun-packed, safe holiday and offers these tips you can... Continue Reading →

Lives You Can Save by Becoming a Blood Donor: Susan’s Miracle Story

Life is slowly returning to a regular rhythm. Unfortunately, the blood supply is not. Right now, the Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise – and deplete... Continue Reading →

Severe blood shortage: Donors needed now to address delays in patient care

The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise– and deplete the nation’s blood supply. Donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets –... Continue Reading →

American Red Cross Teaming Up with CenterState CEO for Blood Drives

As more people schedule their vaccination appointments and life begins to feel more normal again for many Americans, the need for blood remains constant. Help make it a summer full of life by donating blood or platelets this month.  ... Continue Reading →

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