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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 →

Summer Safety Tips

The American Red Cross wants everyone to have a safe summer and offers tips and resources for the entire family.  WATER SAFETY  Before going in, on or around the water, every family member should become “water smart.” This starts with... Continue Reading →

American Red Cross Celebrates 140 Years of Service this Friday

Eastern New York Region hosting an all-day event of blood drives and a virtual celebration with special guest appearances from J.R. Martinez, Paul Rudd, and Brian Reagan The American Red Cross is celebrating its 140th anniversary this Friday, May 21,... Continue Reading →

2021 NYS Legislators of the Year

 The American Red Cross in New York State celebrated six state legislators for their distinguished efforts in the State Capital and their partnership with the Red Cross in their home districts.The 2021 American Red Cross New York State Legislators of... Continue Reading →

March is Red Cross Month, a Time to Give Back to Your Communities

As Red Cross Month kicks off on the heels of record-breaking natural disasters and a global pandemic, we ask local residents to join our lifesaving mission. One year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the American Red... Continue Reading →

Thanks for Giving : Red Cross Volunteers in Conversation

Red Cross Volunteer Jennifer Barry recently returned from her first deployment to New Orleans and we had the opportunity to speak with her about her experience and hear her takeaways. When discussing her role as a volunteer, she described herself... Continue Reading →

Loss and Hope

Loss and Hope.  Thanksgiving 2020 Loss For many, 2020 will be remembered as a year of loss.  The loss of over 250,000 Americans lives to the Coronavirus, the loss of millions of jobs, the disappointment and the loss experienced due to... Continue Reading →

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