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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 →

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 →

Help the Red Cross prevent a blood shortage

The American Red Cross is calling on blood and platelet donors to make and keep blood or platelet donation appointments to help prevent a shortage that could disrupt patient care. One in 7 patients entering a hospital will need a... Continue Reading →

Three reasons to commit to giving blood in January

Giving blood is an easy resolution to keep and it helps save lives! Make your first donation appointment of 2023 with the American Red Cross by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).... Continue Reading →

A message to blood donors: “You’re a hero to someone, somewhere”

Joe and Donna Hipius of East Syracuse volunteer as Blood Transportation Specialists, delivering lifesaving blood and supplies from our Red Cross facilities to area hospitals. We caught up with Joe recently while he was wearing another humanitarian hat, donating blood.... Continue Reading →

Give the gift of life and be rewarded 

Sales, discounts and deals abound this season. But what about making time for real saving ... life saving! In about an hour, you can give a gift that can’t be found in stores or online – a blood donation. The... Continue Reading →

Donating blood has perks!

Right now, the American Red Cross needs more blood, platelet and plasma donors to help protect the blood supply from a shortage. Spend a little time this November doing something good for our community by giving and you just might... Continue Reading →

Donating blood in appreciation for the generosity that saved her father’s life

Karen of Gansevoort, Saratoga County, has been a regular blood donor for several decades. "Several years prior to my first donation, my father had received 36 pints of blood over a six-month period.  I felt it was important to start... Continue Reading →

National Preparedness Month: Get Ready Now for Emergencies

People everywhere are feeling the impacts of climate change with more frequent and intense weather events threatening our communities. September is National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross, Eastern New York Region, urges everyone to get ready for these... Continue Reading →

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