EMERGENCY ALERT! Please give platelets and be a #CancerKicker this holiday weekend! There are hundreds of unfilled platelet donation appointments Saturday through Tuesday. First-time platelet donors welcome! Make your appointment now to help meet the emergency need: rcblood.org/2rGhZBA
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Brenda Jegier
Blood and platelet donations drop around Memorial Day, but patients are still counting on lifesaving blood and platelets. Please be a hero and roll up a sleeve this weekend. Platelets are especially needed! We’re thanking all who come to give May 26-30 with this Red Cross visor, while supplies last. Schedule now: rcblood.org/2s2R0wD
Blood and platelet donations drop around Memorial Day but patients are still
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EMERGENCY NEED: We have hundreds of open platelet donation appointments each day, Saturday through Monday. Will you be a holiday hero for cancer patients and others who count on platelet donations to keep fighting? Schedule now: rcblood.org/2rB3Nd3. Bonus: If you come to give between May 26 and 30, you'll get a FREE Red Cross visor, while supplies last!
EMERGENCY NEED We have hundreds of open platelet donation appointments each day
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Daniel Everitt
Kathy Lynn Sorrell
Anna is lucky to be alive. She was literally crushed from head to toe after a collision with a semi truck, and doctors gave her a 1% chance of survival. Surgeons worked tirelessly to save her. During the first 12 hours after the accident, she received 65 units of blood. Anna's road to recovery has been long - 58 surgeries in the 12 years since the accident, including 4 in the past 14 months,...
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Anna is lucky to be alive She was literally crushed from head
Kerri Long
Joe McPherson
Nola Truebenbach
Did you know blood and platelet donations decline around holidays like Memorial Day? That's why we're urging you to make donating part of your holiday plans. Platelet donors like Michael are especially needed. In thanks, donors who come to give May 26-30 will receive a Red Cross visor, while supplies last. Schedule now: rcblood.org/2qIFjxi
Did you know blood and platelet donations decline around holidays like Memorial
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Charles Hoerl
Carmelo Rabuy
Only 4 percent of donors have type AB blood, but their universal plasma type is critical in trauma situations. Donors of this blood type and all others are urged to give now to help with patient emergencies: rcblood.org/2q04BIr
Only 4 percent of donors have type AB blood but their universal
Jim Wheaton
Kim Paules-Berwager
Diane Kollar
Know a high school or college student who might be interested in the chance to win a scholarship and gift card? Tag them and encourage them to host a Red Cross blood drive! Now's the time to sign up to host a drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Students gain valuable leadership skills while helping hospital patients in need. Eligible blood drives run June 1 through Aug. 31, 2017. For...
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Know a high school or college student who might be interested in
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Ray Poulin
The Red Cross and Cedar Fair theme parks are giving those who come to give blood or platelets May 15 through Sept. 4 a chance to win one of three grand prize packages for four to Knott’s Berry Farm in California or Cedar Point in Ohio! Learn more at rcblood.org/CedarFair.
The Red Cross and Cedar Fair theme parks are giving those who
"I started donating when I was in high school around 16 or 17," said Michael. "I was part of the Health and Science Club – we hosted a blood drive, and I thought it was really cool. I've been donating ever since." When did you start donating blood or platelets?

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I started donating when I was in high school around 16 or
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Lindsay Pegues
Cheri Banks Van Dyne
It's the blood on the shelves that helps save lives when an accident or emergency happens. Your blood or platelet donation is needed now to help ensure a sufficient supply is available for trauma patients and others facing serious medical conditions: rcblood.org/2qOyFa6 #TraumaAwarenessMonth
Its the blood on the shelves that helps save lives when an
Collette Sparks-Stark
Eugenia C Marquez
Barbara Brazeal Collins
Happy Dinosaur Day! Now that we have your attention - we'd love to see you at a blood or platelet donation appointment soon: rcblood.org/2qpTy8f.
Happy Dinosaur Day Now that we have your attention wed love to
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Alison says she wouldn't be here this Mother's Day if it weren't for blood donors. She lost one a half times her total blood volume during childbirth. "Even the skilled hands of my surgeons would not have been able to save my life without blood donations," she said. "I will be forever grateful to those who donated blood so that my three children have their mother." Give a patient like Alison...
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Alison says she wouldnt be here this Mothers Day if it werent
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Dawn Marie
Barbara Andersen
As we head into Mother's Day weekend, we wanted to introduce you to a special mom - Shelley. This mom to 4 young children is known for her kind heart, giving nature and spunkiness. Shelley is also amazingly strong - she has been bravely battling cancer for the past 4 years. Throughout her treatment, she has received transfusions on a regular basis and may need more in the future. You can...
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As we head into Mothers Day weekend we wanted to introduce you
Michael O'Brien
Jeffrey Clifton
Siobhán Kelly
After learning about how platelets are used, Faye made her first platelet donation appointment. Imagine her surprise when she arrived and discovered her son, Daman, a dedicated platelet donor, was giving at the same time. Since that day in 2013, they've been scheduling their donations together and using the time to bond while doing something great for the community. Looking for a unique way to...
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After learning about how platelets are used Faye made her first platelet
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Kerri Long
Time is running out! Come to give blood or platelets by May 14 for your chance to win a $1,000 gift card shopping spree from GiftCertificates.com. Don't miss your chance - schedule now: rcblood.org/2r2RSkT.
Time is running out Come to give blood or platelets by May
Wendy Kelly
Thomas Wascher
Jazmyn Concolor
"Anyone in our community can be the victim of a traumatic injury. Whether it is a car accident or a gunshot wound, these patients use an enormous amount of blood and platelet products. If it was your loved one, you would want the hospital to do anything possible for that patient." Dr. Rhonda Cooke, blood bank medical director at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, continued, "The hardest thing I...
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Anyone in our community can be the victim of a traumatic injury

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Scott Armstrong
Less than 7 percent of the population has type O negative blood, but patients of all blood types can receive it in an emergency. While donors of all blood types are needed, type O negative donors are especially urged to give to help ensure this important blood type is available for traumas and other serious medical needs: rcblood.org/2qUnsRO.
Less than 7 percent of the population has type O negative blood
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Tiffany Hartford
Barbara Brazeal Collins
Tristian gives blood in memory of her sister-in-law Patience who needed blood during cancer treatments. Blood and platelet donors often say that when they give, they think of family or friends who required transfusions. Others say they follow the example of a role model. We want to hear who inspires your donation. Tell us at rcblood.org/2pPT9xh and let your story encourage others to step up...
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Tristian gives blood in memory of her sisterinlaw Patience who needed blood
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Carol Asp
Ian Scadden
Jeffrey Clifton
Ray Guthmiller Sr.
Barbara Andersen
Special thanks to Elizabeth, Rebecca, Diana, Stephanie and Cameron, who are graduate students at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Over the past semester, they made enhancements to the classroom tools for our elementary and middle school educational programs. Their input will be incorporated in classrooms across the country to help teach students the importance of blood...
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Special thanks to Elizabeth Rebecca Diana Stephanie and Cameron who are graduate
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