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American Red Cross faces Severe Blood Shortage, issues immediate call for Blood, Platelet Donations

 

American Red Cross

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening this winter. 

During September and October, the Red Cross collected over 21,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than what hospitals needed.

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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Truform Manufacturing LLC to Expand Operations in Dickson

 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Truform Manufacturing LLC officials announced today that the automotive and appliance supplier will invest approximately $14 million to expand its operations in Dickson and create nearly 90 jobs over the next five years. 

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American Red Cross calls for healthy donors to maintain Blood supply

 

American Red Cross

American Red CrossNashville, TN – As influenza activity picks up, the American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets to ensure a strong blood supply for patients in need.

Blood and platelets can only be given by donors who are feeling well. One way to maintain health is to get a flu vaccine each fall.

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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Austin Peay State University Men’s Golf finishes fifth at F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate

 

Austin Peay State University Sports Information

APSU Men's GolfDickson, TN – After a windswept first day at Greystone Golf Club, Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s golf and its guests enjoyed, if not more temperate climates, then at least weather that was nice enough to finish 36 holes and crown a champion of the 2018 F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate.

Austin Peay Men's Golf plays strong on final day of F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf plays strong on final day of F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate. (APSU Sports Information)

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F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate hampered by Rain

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Men's GolfDickson, TN – Rain, wind, thunder, lightning and finally darkness conspired to hamper Day One of the 2018 F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate at Greystone Golf Club, reducing the event to 36 holes and leaving the opening round unfinished.

Austin Peay Men's Golf team's F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate home tournament slowed on Monday due to weather. Round one to be finished Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf team’s F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate home tournament slowed on Monday due to weather. Round one to be finished Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Govs Golfers to battle rain, nine other teams in home event

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) mens golf team will host its lone home event of the 2018-19 school year this October 14th and 15th, 2018 at Greystone Golf Club in Dickson, TN, looking to outlast both Mother Nature and nine other teams at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate.

In what looks to be a wet and soggy scheduled 54-hole event (36 holes on Monday and 18 Tuesday), the Governors will be facing an Ohio Valley Conference heavy field on the 7,000 yard, par 72 course with Belmont, Eastern Illinois, Murray State, Southern Illinois Edwardsville, Tennessee State and UT Martin joining Austin Peay in the tournament field, as well as Binghamton, Evansville and Trevecca.

Austin Peay Men's Golf hosts F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate today and Tuesday at at Greystone Golf Club in Dickson, TN. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf hosts F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate today and Tuesday at at Greystone Golf Club in Dickson, TN. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Men’s Golf hosts F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate

 

Austin Peay State University Sports Information

APSU Men's GolfClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s golf will host its annual fall event, the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate, at Greystone Golf Club in Dickson, Tennessee.

The two-day event kicks off Monday, October 15th, 2018 with 36 holes beginning at 8:30am, while Tuesday’s final 18 holes begins at 9:00am.

Austin Peay Men's Golf set to host F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate at Greystone Golf Club Monday and Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf set to host F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate at Greystone Golf Club Monday and Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Give hope to cancer patients by giving blood with the American Red Cross

 

American Red Cross

American Red CrossNashville, TN – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – the perfect time to give blood or platelets to support cancer patients and others.

Anna Gwinnup, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in September 2017. Within weeks, it advanced to stage 2, forcing her to undergo a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, which required blood products.

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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APSU Men’s Golf finish seventh at Hummingbird Intercollegiate

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Men's GolfSapphire, NC – Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s golf team put together as consistent at 54-hole performance as any team in the field at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley, which wrapped up Tuesday.

The Govs followed up back-to-back rounds of 284 with a one-under 283 in Tuesday’s final round, solidifying their seventh-place finish in the 15-team field.

Austin Peay Men's Golf put in strong performance at Hummingbird Intercollegiate. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf put in strong performance at Hummingbird Intercollegiate. (APSU Sports Information)

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American Red Cross in need of Blood, Platelet donations in wake of Hurricane Florence

 

American Red Cross

American Red CrossNashville, TN – As the American Red Cross responds to Hurricane Florence, providing food, shelter and comfort to those affected, individuals outside the affected areas are urged to help by giving blood or platelets to care for patients in the storm’s path and across the country.

People can also help by making a financial donation to support relief efforts.

Thousands of lifesaving blood donations have gone uncollected due to drive cancellations forced by the hurricane, but patients still need critical medical care. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

Thousands of lifesaving blood donations have gone uncollected due to drive cancellations forced by the hurricane, but patients still need critical medical care. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

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