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Nashville Predators to host Blood Drives, June 1st

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – On Monday, June 1st, 2020 the Nashville Predators Foundation will join forces with the American Red Cross to host eight blood drives throughout Tennessee and Kentucky. Each drive will run from 12:00pm-7:00pm CT.

All presenting donors who make an appointment online will receive a Preds t-shirt and be entered to win a $100.00 gift card for Nashville Locker Room (one winner per location).

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during the coronavirus pandemic, so any assistance in promoting this drive would be greatly appreciated.

Thomas Brown finishes giving blood with American Red Cross staff member Alex White. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

Thomas Brown finishes giving blood with American Red Cross staff member Alex White. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County System Points of Pride, April 28th

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System announces that the JROTC Academic Team from Montgomery Central High School was selected to compete at the 2020 U.S. Army JROTC Academic Bowl Championship in Washington D.C. originally scheduled for June and unfortunately canceled.

Montgomery Central High School JROTC Academic Bowl participants include: (from left) Christian Chesser, Julia Easter, Cheyenne Douthitt, and Abria Peoples.

Montgomery Central High School JROTC Academic Bowl participants include: (from left) Christian Chesser, Julia Easter, Cheyenne Douthitt, and Abria Peoples.

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FDA releases Coronavirus Update

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FDASilver Spring, MDThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic:

The FDA announced that it is leading an effort, working collaboratively with government, industry and academic partners, to develop and implement a protocol that will provide convalescent plasma to patients in need across the country who may not have access to institutions with clinical trials in place. 

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FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for April 3rd, 2020

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FDASilver Spring, MDThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to play a critical role in accelerating medical countermeasures to treat and prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19).

As part of the response to this pandemic, the agency is taking the lead on a national effort to facilitate the development of, and access to, two investigational therapies derived from human blood.

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Coronavirus

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American Red Cross, American Cancer Society partnering to help Cancer Patients

 

Cancer Patients use more Blood than those fighting any other Disease

American Red CrossNashville, TN – Patients fighting cancer need more blood than patients fighting any other disease, using nearly one-quarter of the nation’s blood supply. That’s why this February, the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society have teamed up to encourage people across the country to Give Blood to Give Time, ensuring loved ones have the strength and support to battle cancer.

American Red Cross phlebotomist Marquis Lewis visits with Kimberly McCaw while she donates blood. (Jason Miczek, American Red Cross)

American Red Cross phlebotomist Marquis Lewis visits with Kimberly McCaw while she donates blood. (Jason Miczek, American Red Cross)

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American Red Cross urgently needs donors, Critical type O Blood Shortage

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross has extended its urgent call for donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets.

With influenza escalating across the country and preventing some donors from giving, and winter weather threatening to cancel blood drives, the Red Cross now has a critical shortage of type O blood and urgently needs donors to restock the shelves. 

Donors of all blood types are urged to give now and help restock blood supply. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

Donors of all blood types are urged to give now and help restock blood supply. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

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American Red Cross says Need for blood doesn’t stop for holidays

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 1 million units of blood could be transfused in the United States. Individuals are urged to give a lifesaving gift this holiday season by making an appointment to donate blood or platelets and help the American Red Cross ensure a sufficient supply is available for patients throughout the holiday season.

Those with type O blood are especially needed.

Those who come to give through Decenber 18th will receive a $5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

Those who come to give through Decenber 18th will receive a $5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

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American Red Cross is making it easy, rewarding to save lives this holiday season

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to be the lifeline for patients in need this holiday season by making an appointment to give blood or platelets.

While helping to save lives is likely motivation enough, those who come out to give November 18th-December 18th will also receive a $5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. Still need reasons to fit lifesaving blood donation into busy holiday schedules?

$5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card, courtesy of Suburban Propane, for blood and platelet donors.

$5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card, courtesy of Suburban Propane, for blood and platelet donors.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade joins with APSU Homecoming Parade for one spectacular event

 

Montgomery County Veterans Service OrganizationClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s 2019 Veterans Day Parade was even bigger than usual as it was merged with the Austin Peay State University (APSU) annual Homecoming Parade, an occurrence that happens once every five years.

Thousands, who gathered on the streets of Downtown Clarksville Saturday morning to celebrate, were treated to approximately 150 parade entries, ranging from APSU’s Homecoming Court to Veterans groups, First Responders, marching band and more.

Clarksville celebrates APSU's Homecoming and Veterans Day with a parade through the streets of downtown.

Clarksville celebrates APSU’s Homecoming and Veterans Day with a parade through the streets of downtown.

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City of Clarksville, American Red Cross to provide Emergency Shelter through Saturday night

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville and the American Red Cross will make Kleeman Community Center, 166 Cunningham Lane, available as an overnight emergency shelter through Saturday night.

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