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Help pump up the blood supply & get a chance at gas for a year!

Just as most cars need to be refueled constantly, so does the nation’s blood supply. The American Red Cross has faced a concerning drop in blood and platelet donations this summer. Donors are needed to make an appointment to give... 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 →

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 →

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