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American Red Cross campaign urges donors to fill the Missing Types by giving blood

 

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – The American Red Cross is trying to raise public awareness for lifesaving blood donations and urge the public to make an appointment to give blood or platelets this summer with the Missing Types campaign.

During the Missing Types campaign, the letters A, B and O – the letters representing the main blood groups – are disappearing from brands, social media pages, signs and websites to illustrate the critical role blood donors play in helping patients.

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Give Blood with American Red Cross this Spring, Be a Lifesaver

 

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American Red CrossNashville, TN – Eligible blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – are urged to give blood through the American Red Cross now to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients this spring.

By giving blood, donors may be helping someone like 5-year-old Emery Twehues, who was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia last spring.

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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American Red Cross reports Severe Shortage of Type O Blood

 

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American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors – as well as eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types – to give now to ensure lifesaving patient care isn’t impacted this winter.

Type O blood is the most in-demand blood type, helping patients facing life-threatening conditions and emergencies every day.

HBO, Red Cross partner to offer sweepstakes, T-shirts to donors and Game of Thrones fans. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

HBO, Red Cross partner to offer sweepstakes, T-shirts to donors and Game of Thrones fans. (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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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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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 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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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 issues an emergency call for blood and platelet donations during severe winter blood shortage

 

Blood donations needed now to prevent delays in care for patients like freshman Payton Kannarr

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.

Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer donations in November and December than what was needed.

The 5th Special Forces Group donates blood in support of the local Red Cross. (Staff Sgt. Barbara Ospina)

The 5th Special Forces Group donates blood in support of the local Red Cross. (Staff Sgt. Barbara Ospina)

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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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