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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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Donors urged to help American Red Cross maintain Blood Supply

 

Severe winter weather, flu disrupting blood donations

American Red CrossNashville, TN – Winter storms and the flu don’t just mean a lot of people are missing work and school – it also means they can’t keep their American Red Cross blood and platelet donation appointments.

The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain the blood supply for patients in need.

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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American Red Cross Winter Blood Shortage reaches Critical Level

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – Ongoing severe winter weather has more than doubled the number of canceled American Red Cross blood drives and the resulting blood and platelet donation shortfall since earlier this month.

The Red Cross now considers the situation critical and is reissuing an urgent call for blood and platelet donors.

Kavitha Gadiraju gives a whole blood donation. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

Kavitha Gadiraju gives a whole blood donation. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

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ATF offers reward in gun burglary at Dickson’s Golden Eagle Pawn

 

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)Dickson, TN – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Dickson Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from Golden Eagle Pawn, a federal firearm licensee (FFL).

On December 19th, 2017, Golden Eagle Pawn, 1836 Highway 46 South, Dickson, was burglarized and approximately 19 firearms were reported stolen to the Dickson Police Department.

ATF, Dickson Police Department and the firearms industry seek the public’s help in firearms theft from Golden Eagle Pawn.

ATF, Dickson Police Department and the firearms industry seek the public’s help in firearms theft from Golden Eagle Pawn.

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Appleton’s Harley Davidson holds annual Christmas Party

 

Appleton Harley-Davidson / BuellClarksville, TN – Appleton’s Harley Davidson hosted its annual Christmas party Saturday. Tia Suiter says this is a tradition that was started long ago by the company’s founders, who believed that everyone should have a Christmas dinner.

“With us being in a military town, there are so many who don’t have the opportunity to be with their family at Christmas,” Suiter said. “They are serving their country, so we’ve continued the tradition, and it has become such a privilege for us to do this each year. We feel this is a gift that we can provide to our community.”

Appleton's Harley Davidson hosted its annual Christmas party Saturday, providing food and felowship to hundreds of customers and friends.

Appleton’s Harley Davidson hosted its annual Christmas party Saturday, providing food and felowship to hundreds of customers and friends.

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American Red Cross says give Blood Now, help save lives by next month

 

Donors of all blood types urged to give blood, platelets this holiday season

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give more life to patients now and into the new year by giving blood or platelets.

Donations decline during the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day when busy holiday schedules cause regular donors to be less available to give and many blood drives may be canceled due to severe winter storms.

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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American Red Cross says give the Gift of Life this Holiday

 

Think outside the Gift Box: Donate Blood and Give More Life

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The best gifts can’t be bought in a store. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give more life by giving blood this December.

Alison Wissen knows the power of blood donations. She received 22 units of blood products after experiencing complications during childbirth. “I truly owe my life to blood donors,” she said. “Even the skilled hands of my surgeons could not have saved me without the blood.” Because of blood and platelet donors, Wissen will celebrate the holidays with her three children and husband.

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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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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