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Meet JJ Amisano

5-year-old JJ Amisano of Niskayuna, Schenectady County, was diagnosed with Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) at age 3. ITP is a blood disorder characterized by a decrease in the number of platelets in the blood. According to the Platelet Disorder Support... Continue Reading →

Continuing a Tradition at The Great New York State Fair

Local chapter operating parking lot and hosting blood drive  The Great New York State Fair is returning, and the American Red Cross of Central and Northern New York is proud to be a part of it.  Thanks to the generosity... 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 →

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 →

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 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 →

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