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Join Blood Collections Specialist John Minnick at The Burn Run on November 7

It’s not surprising that many Red Cross staff members and volunteers are involved in their communities. In addition to his responsibilities as a Blood Collections Specialist at the Liverpool Blood Donation Center, John Minnick serves his community as a volunteer... Continue Reading →

Emergency blood and platelet shortage: Red Cross supplies drop to lowest post-summer levels since 2015.

This is serious: The national American Red Cross blood inventory is the lowest it has been at this time of year since 2015. Donors of all blood types – especially type O – and platelet donors are urged to make an appointment to give now and in the weeks ahead to overcome an emergency shortage.   Here are 3... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Stewart’s Shops to offer American Red Cross blood donors a cool reward in June

Give A Pint, Get A Pint” returns for a sixth year  With vacations, outdoor activities and school breaks, summer is a challenging time to collect enough blood donations to meet the needs of patients. Before you dip into your summer plans, will you give blood to ensure the supply... Continue Reading →

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