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CNY Couple Has Date Donating Convalescent Plasma on Valentine’s Day

As they have the last six years, Ken Purcell and Donna Alnutt of Fabius, Onondaga County, enjoyed Valentine’s Day together. This year, their special day included reservations at the Liverpool Red Cross Blood, Platelet and Plasma Donation Center to donate... Continue Reading →

Couples Who Volunteer: Meet Joe and Donna Hipius

We’re getting a head start on Valentine’s Day by highlighting some of the amazing couples throughout our region who spend some of their quality time together volunteering for the American Red Cross. Joe and Donna Hipius of East Syracuse transport... Continue Reading →

Couples Who Volunteer: Meet Mary Kay and Peter Komarinski

We' re getting a head start on Valentine's Day by highlighting some of the amazing couples throughout our region who spend some of their quality time together volunteering for the American Red Cross. Mary Kay and Peter Komarinski have been... Continue Reading →

Are You the Type to Save a Life?

The few letters you see missing here may not seem like a big deal. But the letters A, B and O make up the main blood groups. For a patient in the hospital desperately needing type A, B, O or... Continue Reading →

A New Year’s Resolution That’s Easy to Keep: Give Blood in 2019!

January is National Blood Donor Month, and the American Red Cross is encouraging donors to start the New Year with a resolution to help meet the urgent need for blood and platelet donations. Give more life in 2019 by becoming... Continue Reading →

Dunkin’ Donors Make a Difference

For ten years, Dunkin' Donuts has been partnering with the American Red Cross to collect blood and platelet donations. This month, the partnership is back in the form of the Dunkin' Donors Make a Difference campaign! When you donate blood or... Continue Reading →

Giving the gift of life

By Gary Striar, CEO Last week, I donated blood - something I try to do every 2 months. During and after donating, I had such a sense of satisfaction knowing that I was helping someone who was either ill or had... Continue Reading →

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