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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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Cold Weather

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City of Clarksville, American Red Cross to provide Warming Shelter

 

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 warming shelter starting at 3:00pm Thursday.

Cold Weather

Cold Weather

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Montgomery County issues Generators, Carbon Monoxide Warnings

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – According to Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), there were two reported cases of carbon monoxide poisoning today resulting from the use of a generator in an enclosed area.

“Based on today’s incidents, we felt it was important to put out a message to help our residents understand the real and deadly effects of carbon monoxide poisoning,” stated EMS Operations Chief Chris Proctor.

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American Red Cross needs Healthy Donors to maintain Blood Supply

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – As influenza activity picks up this fall, 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.

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 needs Donors of all Blood Types, races and ethnicities

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross urges people of all races and ethnicities to give blood or platelets to help increase the diversity of the blood supply.

The vast majority of blood types fall into one of the major blood groups. However, for patients with rare blood types or those who receive regular blood transfusions, blood must be matched closely – beyond the primary A, B, O and AB blood types – to reduce the risk of developing complications from transfusion therapy.

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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This Week at APSU: Family Weekend culminates big week for Governors

 

Gov Run, football game, Mud Bowl highlight Family Weekend 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) annual Family Weekend caps this week September 27th-29th with events such as Gov Run, the Mud Bowl and, of course, a home football game.

Austin Peay State University Color Run set for Friday, September 27th. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Color Run set for Friday, September 27th. (APSU)

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American Red Cross in urge need of Blood Donations in wake of Hurricane Dorian

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – As the American Red Cross works around the clock supporting those impacted by Hurricane Dorian, providing food, shelter and comfort, individuals outside the affected areas are urged to help by giving blood or platelets to ensure patients in the storm’s path and around the country have access to lifesaving blood. People can also help by making a financial donation to support relief efforts.

American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donations after Hurricane Dorian impacts blood supply. (Jeanette Ortiz-Osorio, American Red Cross)

American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donations after Hurricane Dorian impacts blood supply. (Jeanette Ortiz-Osorio, American Red Cross)

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