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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 →

American Red Cross Celebrates 140 Years of Service on May 21

Eastern New York to host a regional all-day event of blood drives and a virtual celebration. The American Red Cross will celebrate its 140th anniversary on May 21, 2021. To honor the anniversary, the Red Cross Eastern New York Region... Continue Reading →

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 →

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