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

“Give A Pint, Get A Pint” returns for an eighth year Summer is time when blood donations slow down, yet the need for blood donations doesn’t take a summer vacation. That’s why, for the eighth year in a row, Stewart’s Shops is treating American Red Cross blood donors to free pints... Continue Reading →

Take action: Give blood this May

It’s hard to predict when an accident or emergency may happen. But you can help hospitals stand ready by giving blood or platelets with the American Red Cross during Trauma Awareness Month in May. When every second counts, blood products... Continue Reading →

National Volunteer Week: These community heroes are the true heart of the American Red Cross

It’s National Volunteer Week and we're recognizing the work of the selfless individuals who generously give their valuable time to support people in need. Across the country, more than 275,000 Red Cross volunteers serve their communities by responding to thousands... Continue Reading →

Be Kind, Give Blood or Platelets in April

The American Red Cross and PEANUTS® are joining forces this April as a reminder that it’s cool to be kind and help save lives. Right now, donors of all types, especially type O blood donors and those giving platelets, are needed... Continue Reading →

Lend an arm: Give blood or platelets

For patients in the ER, fighting cancer or facing a life-threatening illness, help can’t wait.But without necessary blood products, patient care may be delayed. It’s critically important to maintain the blood supply to ensure blood and platelets are available when... Continue Reading →

Telling the Red Cross Story in New York State

Each year, the American Red Cross meets with our state representatives to educate them about the services we provide to their constituents. This helps to build strong relationships, opens lines of communication, and fosters partnership opportunities. The Red Cross in... Continue Reading →

Blood Donor: “It’s the absolute easiest thing you can do to save a life.”

During Red Cross Month, we honor people who make the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross possible. Heather DeVito of Oneida County is a long-time blood donor. In her own words, she recalls her first donation and describes her... Continue Reading →

Honoring Community Heroes During Red Cross Month

This March, the Eastern New York Region is honoring those who make its mission possible during the 80th annual American Red Cross Month celebration — a national tradition that began in 1943 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the first... Continue Reading →

Couples Who Volunteer: Meet Ken and Molly Gray

Valentine’s Day-where love and heart meet. This is a statement that Ken and Molly Gray define. The Grays help define that statement in two ways. Not only do they give of their hearts to the Red Cross weekly as Blood... Continue Reading →

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