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Three reasons to commit to giving blood in January

Giving blood is an easy resolution to keep and it helps save lives! Make your first donation appointment of 2023 with the American Red Cross by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).... Continue Reading →

A message to blood donors: “You’re a hero to someone, somewhere”

Joe and Donna Hipius of East Syracuse volunteer as Blood Transportation Specialists, delivering lifesaving blood and supplies from our Red Cross facilities to area hospitals. We caught up with Joe recently while he was wearing another humanitarian hat, donating blood.... Continue Reading →

Give the gift of life and be rewarded 

Sales, discounts and deals abound this season. But what about making time for real saving ... life saving! In about an hour, you can give a gift that can’t be found in stores or online – a blood donation. The... Continue Reading →

Donating blood has perks!

Right now, the American Red Cross needs more blood, platelet and plasma donors to help protect the blood supply from a shortage. Spend a little time this November doing something good for our community by giving and you just might... Continue Reading →

Supporting the 16th Annual Burn Run to Benefit the Burn Foundation of CNY

Like many Red Cross staff members and volunteers, John Minnick is deeply involved in his community - with the goal of giving hope and improving the lives of others. In addition to his role at the Red Cross as a... Continue Reading →

Donating blood in appreciation for the generosity that saved her father’s life

Karen of Gansevoort, Saratoga County, has been a regular blood donor for several decades. "Several years prior to my first donation, my father had received 36 pints of blood over a six-month period.  I felt it was important to start... Continue Reading →

National Preparedness Month: Get Ready Now for Emergencies

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, Eastern New York Region, urges everyone to get ready for these... Continue Reading →

Help pump up the blood supply & get a chance at gas for a year!

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... Continue Reading →

One Hundred Blood Donations and Counting

This World Blood Donor Day (June 14), we're calling attention to the need for blood and honoring donors who give of themselves to ensure a reliable supply of blood for patients with diseases and facing the unexpected. Fran Mosconi recently... Continue Reading →

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