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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 →

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 →

One Hundred Blood Donations and Counting

This World Blood Donor Day (June 14), we're calling attention to the need for blood and honoring donors who give of themselves to ensure a reliable supply of blood for patients with diseases and facing the unexpected. Fran Mosconi recently... Continue Reading →

A Father Says Thanks!

Bill and his family celebrating the holidays In January 2016, Bill Majewski was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L). He spent the next two years, two weeks and one day receiving chemo treatments on a near weekly basis, but it... Continue Reading →

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

“Give A Pint, Get A Pint” returns for a seventh year The need for blood donations doesn’t take a vacation. Summer is a challenging time to collect enough blood donations to meet the needs of patients. That’s why The American... Continue Reading →

Donate blood or platelets now to help patients avoid delays in care

As we welcome 2022, the American Red Cross blood supply has now dipped to the lowest level in more than a decade and could force hospitals to hold off on essential blood and platelet transfusions for patients. The troubling decline... 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 →

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