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American Red Cross issues Emergency Call for Blood Donors

 

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American Red CrossNashville, TN – A donation shortfall over the winter holidays is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now to prevent a blood shortage from continuing throughout winter and affecting patient care.

The Red Cross collected more than 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s than needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. During this period, about 1,350 fewer blood drives were hosted by volunteer sponsor groups than required to meet patient needs as busy holiday schedules kept many donors away.

Fewer drives, busy holiday schedules lead to blood shortage says American Red Cross. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

Fewer drives, busy holiday schedules lead to blood shortage says American Red Cross. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

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For the New Year, Give Blood to American Red Cross

 

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American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood and platelets by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month.

Donating blood or platelets is a way to make a lifesaving impact in the new year for patients like Judy Janssen, who was diagnosed with end-stage autoimmune liver disease in 2016. Janssen received frequent blood transfusions – sometimes multiple times a week – until she underwent a liver transplant last January.

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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National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

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National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Nashville has issued a Wind Advisory for Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee, which is in effect from 9:00am this morning, Monday, December 31st, 2018 until 6:00pm CT this evening.

South winds will increase this morning as a strengthening low pressure system moves out of Arkansas into the Great Lakes region. Winds will decrease this evening behind a cold front that will quickly sweep across Middle Tennessee.

Sustained winds of 15-25 mph with gusts over 40 mph can be expected today in Clarksville-Montgomery County.

Sustained winds of 15-25 mph with gusts over 40 mph can be expected today in Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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American Red Cross says Be a Holiday Hero, Give the Gift of Life

 

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American Red CrossNashville, TN – Emergencies don’t take a holiday. The American Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelets donors to make an appointment now to give and help ensure patients can get the treatment they need at a moment’s notice.

In November 2016, a 100-foot maple tree fell on Mike McMahon, causing life-threatening injuries.

American Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donations. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

American Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donations. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

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National Weather Service issues Winter Weather Advisory for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

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National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Clarksville-Montgomery County area as well as Northern Middle Tennessee.

A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect for locations around and north of the I-40 corridor tonight. Snowfall accumulations tonight of one up to two inches across northwest portions of mid state region will be possible. Ice accumulations generally less than a tenth of an inch across the advisory area will be possible tonight.

Clarksville-Montgomery County under Winter Weather Advisory until noon, Sunday.

Clarksville-Montgomery County under Winter Weather Advisory until noon, Sunday.

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American Red Cross Urgently needs Blood, Platelet Donations Now

 

American Red Cross

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season.

Blood and platelet donations often decline during the holidays. Regular donors are busy with holiday activities, and travel and severe winter weather may cause blood drive cancellations.

Come to the American Red Cross to give blood by December 19th, receive a $5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card in thanks. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

Come to the American Red Cross to give blood by December 19th, receive a $5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card in thanks. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

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Dickson County Fugitive Sheri Pollard in Custody on TennCare Fraud Charges

 

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TennCareNashville, TN – After being on the run for 14 months, a Dickson County woman is now in custody and charged with TennCare fraud for selling prescription drugs paid for by the state’s healthcare insurance program.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office and the 23rd Judicial Drug Task Force, today announced the arrest of Sheri Lynn Pollard, 21, of Dickson.

Sheri Lynn Pollard

Sheri Lynn Pollard

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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

 

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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

 

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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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