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Celebrate American Red Cross Month by giving blood in March

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.

Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies.

LaDeodra Drummond donates blood. (Jeanette Ortiz-Osorio/American Red Cross)

LaDeodra Drummond donates blood. (Jeanette Ortiz-Osorio/American Red Cross)
Members of Congress and staff roll up a sleeve in honor of Representative Steve Scalise and those wounded during a terrible shooting on June 14, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. In this photo, LaDeodra Drummond donates blood at the event. Photos by Jeanette Ortiz-Osorio/American Red Cross

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American Red Cross offers 3 ways to make saving lives easier than ever

 

Mobile and online tools help make donating blood and platelets more convenient

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The holidays are known for the giving spirit and a hectic pace. This holiday season, the American Red Cross is sharing three ways to give the gift of life in less time.

At this time of year many regular blood and platelet donors delay giving due to busy schedules– but the need for blood remains.

Red Cross collections staff member Andrea Farnes chats with whole blood donor Kaisha Walker. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

Red Cross collections staff member Andrea Farnes chats with whole blood donor Kaisha Walker. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

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Dodging the Roadkill: Cindy’s On The Barge

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyHardin, KY – On a sunny Sunday afternoon, I was taking my wife on our weekly “2-up” ride. I had discovered some new roads that I wanted to show her and decided we would land at either Kenlake Marina, or Barkley Lodge. I had planned for us to stop for lunch at one of the two destinations.

My route was to take highway 41 to Hopkinsville, then ride highway 164 over to Cadiz. It’s an absolutely breathtaking view of the Kentucky countryside with tree covered stretches of highway and open roads that only the Kentucky back roads can provide.

We come out on highway 68/80 at the bridge. From there, you can get to Land Between the Lakes, or as we did, take off for Grand Rivers, KY.  It’s a great ride if you haven’t been.   

Cindy's On The Barge

Cindy’s On The Barge

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Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts offer free haircut coupon to blood and platelet donors

 

Donors of all blood types urgently needed to help patients this fall

American Red CrossNashville, TN – Feel good, do good and look good this September by donating blood or platelets with the American Red Cross and get a free haircut coupon from Sport Clips Haircuts. Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply following a critical summer blood shortage.

“We are excited to continue the Saving Lives Never Looked So Good campaign and partnership with Sport Clips this September,” said Donna M. Morrissey, director of national partnerships, Red Cross Biomedical Services.

Red Cross collections staff member Andrea Farnes chats with whole blood donor Kaisha Walker. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

Red Cross collections staff member Andrea Farnes chats with whole blood donor Kaisha Walker. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

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Dodging the Roadkill: The Pig

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyCadiz, KY – I’ve spent several days this week, riding the Harley around the beautiful Lake Barkley area in Cadiz, Kentucky.  If you’ve never had the opportunity to ride through here,  I would highly recommend you make it a point to do so.  

You’ll find the Natchez Trace Parkway that runs through the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation area and beautiful Kentucky back roads to travel.  

The fantastic Barkley Lodge and Kenlake State Resort are must see destinations!

As I was riding in and around downtown Cadiz, I kept noticing these pigs.  

Cadiz Pig

Cadiz Pig

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Dodging the Roadkill: Watching The Sun Come Up

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I’ve always been a morning person.  I spent the last twenty years of my broadcasting career as a morning talk show host, so, the “crack of dawn” is no stranger to me.

I had a dream the other night that I was riding my Harley out through the Land Between the Lakes National Preserve, so when I woke up, I put on my gear and took off.

After a quick cup of coffee, I headed down Highway 79 towards Dover, TN.  As the sun was coming up behind me, it was a cool 57 degrees and I couldn’t be closer to heaven than at that moment.

Bikers know the solitude of early morning riding and how it touches your soul.  I wrote about it here.

Sunset

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American Red Cross in need of Blood and Platelet Donors

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.

Millions of people are expected to take to the roads, rail and air to celebrate the season, which can cause fewer donors to be available and lead to a decline in blood and platelet donations.

The 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) giving blood in support of the local Red Cross at Fort Campbell, KY. (Staff Sgt. Barbara Ospina)

The 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) giving blood in support of the local Red Cross at Fort Campbell, KY. (Staff Sgt. Barbara Ospina)

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Land Between the Lakes the Homeplace to host 18th Annual Pickin’ Party Old-Time Music Festival

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, TN – The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm hosts the Pickin’ Party Old-time Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 11th and 12th, 2016 from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Bring lawn chairs, ground blankets, to relax under the cool shade trees while enjoying old-time music. The festival offers open mic opportunities for local musicians and attendees.

Old-Time Musicians at the Pickin’ Party

Old-Time Musicians at the Pickin’ Party

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Altra Federal Credit Union hires Jessica Taylor as Real Estate Loan Originator

 

Altra Federal Credit UnionClarksville, TN – Altra Federal Credit Union welcomes Jessica Taylor as new Real Estate Loan Originator.

Taylor brings eleven years of banking experience to Altra. Eight of those years focused on real estate and consumer lending. She was recently an Office Manager/Loan Officer for Heritage Bank in Cadiz, KY.

Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor

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American Red Cross says make New Year’s Resolution to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – This January, during National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross encourages people to roll up their sleeves to give blood to help maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients.

Since 1970, National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January to not only honor blood and platelet donors, but also to help increase donations during the winter months.

5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) blood drive in support of the local Red Cross on at Fort Campbell, KY. (Staff Sgt. Barbara Ospina)

5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) blood drive in support of the local Red Cross on at Fort Campbell, KY. (Staff Sgt. Barbara Ospina)

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