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American Red Cross: Blood donation remains essential amid COVID-19 Pandemic

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – A year ago, many things in the world paused due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. But the need for blood never stopped. Today blood donations are just as essential, and the American Red Cross urges individuals who are healthy to make an appointment to donate blood.

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 calls for healthy blood donors following severe weather

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – Following record-breaking cold and winter storms that forced the cancellation of more than 10,000 blood and platelet donations in parts of the U.S. in February, the American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals, especially those with type O blood, to give now to ensure blood products are available for patient emergencies when help cannot wait.

LaDeodra Drummond donates blood. (Jeanette Ortiz-Osorio, American Red Cross)

LaDeodra Drummond donates blood. (Jeanette Ortiz-Osorio, American Red Cross)

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American Red Cross, Nashville Predators team up for Multi-City Blood Drive

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross is continuing the partnership with the Nashville Predators Foundation to host multi-city blood drive from February 22nd to February 26th.  

All presenting donors who pre-schedule an appointment will receive a Predators foam hockey puck, while supplies last.

All pre-registered?presenting donors will receive a Nashville Predators Foam puck and will be entered into a drawing for an American Red Cross logo puck signed by current Nashville Predators player for each drive February 22nd-26th.  (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

All pre-registered?presenting donors will receive a Nashville Predators Foam puck and will be entered into a drawing for an American Red Cross logo puck signed by current Nashville Predators player for each drive February 22nd-26th. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

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American Red Cross urges Blood Donation during COVID-19 to maintain Supply

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross typically has a tough time keeping the blood supply strong during the winter months when inclement weather and seasonal illnesses can impact donors. This year the pandemic adds in another challenge in keeping the blood supply strong.

The Red Cross is urging healthy individuals to make an appointment to give blood or platelets this month.

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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American Red Cross urges Blood Donation During the Season of Giving

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – December may be the season of giving – but it’s typically a challenging time to collect enough blood donations. Add in a pandemic, and this year could be even tougher than usual.

That’s why the American Red Cross is urging those who are feeling well to give the gift of life by donating blood or platelets this holiday season.

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 urgently needs Blood Donations during COVID-19 pandemic, upcoming Holidays

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to band together to give blood or platelets and help ensure a stable blood supply for patients this holiday season.

The traditional slump in blood donations between Thanksgiving and New Year’s comes as the blood supply already faces challenges created by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

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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FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: November 8th, 2020

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, MD – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the first serology test that detects neutralizing antibodies from recent or prior SARS-CoV-2 infection, which are antibodies that bind to a specific part of a pathogen and have been observed in a laboratory setting to decrease SARS-CoV-2 viral infection of cells.

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American Red Cross, Nashville Predators team up with over 15 organizations to host largest multi-state summer Blood Drive

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross, the Nashville Predators Foundation empowered by SmileDirectClub and over 20 organizations are urging eligible donors to band together to provide hope and healing to patients fighting cancer by rolling up a sleeve at its largest multi-state blood drive October 12th-16th, 2020 in Tennessee, Bowling Green, KY and Huntsville, AL.

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This Week at APSU: Virtual “Remembering Homecoming” celebration this week 

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Honors Program will host a timely virtual panel discussion this week that examines how people can think more critically and carefully to be informed voters in the current political climate.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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