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American Red Cross urges Donors to give blood, help blood supply match patient diversity

 

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American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross urges people of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need.

The vast majority of blood types fall into one of the major ABO groups. However, some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood supply is important to meeting the medical needs of an increasingly diverse patient population.

Dennis Clapper donates platelets at a Blood Donation Center. He started giving whole blood in the 1960s and switched to giving platelets in the late 1970s. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

Dennis Clapper donates platelets at a Blood Donation Center. He started giving whole blood in the 1960s and switched to giving platelets in the late 1970s. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

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American Red Cross Blood Shortage continues

 

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Emergency need remains; critical call for type O blood donors to donate now.

American Red CrossNashville, TN – Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July. Still, there continues to be an emergency need for donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now to address a severe blood shortage.

Red Cross blood donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in, and right now there is less than a five-day blood supply on hand.

Sara Hernandez has been giving platelets since she was 18 years old. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

Sara Hernandez has been giving platelets since she was 18 years old. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

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Train 36ixty Sports to hold Performance Camp in Clarksville

 

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Train 360Clarksville, TN – Train 36ixty offers Middle Tennessee’s first ever-elite basketball combine!

All basketball players from eighth through 12th grade in Montgomery County, Clarksville, Dickson, Erin, Cumberland City, Springfield, Dover, Nashville Counties, Murfreesboro, Hopkinsville, Kentucky counties, Murfreesboro and surrounding areas are invited to join Train 36ixty at Austin Peay’s Foy Recreation Center, 451 Marion Street, Clarksville, Tennessee, on Saturday, August 4th from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Special rates are available for teams, groups and multiple children who play sports.

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American Red Cross urges donors to fill Missing Types to prevent summer blood shortage

 

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American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross needs help to bring back the A’s, B’s and O’s. This is not a typo. These letters represent blood types, and the reality is that during blood shortages these letters do go missing from hospital shelves.

The American Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to give now to help prevent delays in patient care this summer.

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

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

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American Red Cross campaign calls for new blood donors to fill the Missing Types, A’s, B’s and O’s

 

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American Red CrossNashville, TN – As part of an international movement, the American Red Cross is launching the Missing Types campaign today to recruit new blood donors – and those who have not given recently – to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients.

During the Missing Types campaign, the letters A, B and O – the main blood groups – will disappear from brands, social media pages, signs and websites to illustrate the critical role every blood donor plays.

Zachary Sterbens gives a Power Red donation at the Red Cross Salt Lake City Blood Donation Center. He received a blood transfusion as a baby and has been donating for 5 years. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

Zachary Sterbens gives a Power Red donation at the Red Cross Salt Lake City Blood Donation Center. He received a blood transfusion as a baby and has been donating for 5 years. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

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TBA arrests, charges Erika Castro-Miles of Dickson in Death of On-Duty Deputy

 

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Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationDickson, TN – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Dickson woman in connection to the ongoing investigation into the death Wednesday morning May 30th, 2018 of a deputy of the Dickson County Sheriff’s Department.

At the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, TBI Special Agents, working jointly with multiple other local, state, and federal agencies, continue to investigate the circumstances that led to the on-duty homicide of Dickson County Sergeant Daniel Baker.

Erika Castro-Miles arrested in connection to the death of a Dickson County Sheriff's Deputy.

Erika Castro-Miles arrested in connection to the death of a Dickson County Sheriff’s Deputy.

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American Red Cross blood donation opportunities May 29th-June 11th

 

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American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer.

Around Memorial Day, the Red Cross sees a steep decline in blood donations. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks also cause a drop in donations. Accidents and medical emergencies don’t take a summer break – patients need blood every minute, every day.

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

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

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American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – This May, the American Red Cross is calling for donors to give blood and platelets regularly to be prepared to meet the needs of patients in emergency situations.

According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2 million hospital admissions each year.

Sara Hernandez has been giving platelets since she was 18 years old. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

Sara Hernandez has been giving platelets since she was 18 years old. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

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Blood donors urged to help restock American Red Cross shelves after Severe Winter Storms

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – Though spring has officially arrived, the American Red Cross blood supply is still recovering from severe winter storms in March. Donors of all blood types are urged to roll up a sleeve and help save lives.

Winter weather in parts of the country forced more than 270 blood drives to cancel, resulting in over 9,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations in the first two weeks of March.

Heidi Reed relaxes in a donor chair following her blood donation. Reed’s mother received blood during a surgery. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

Heidi Reed relaxes in a donor chair following her blood donation. Reed’s mother received blood during a surgery. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

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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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