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Give blood to American Red Cross in honor of Black History Month in February

 

Donors who give in February will receive a $5.00 Amazon.com gift card thanks to $1 million donation from Amazon

American Red CrossNashville, TN – In honor of Black History Month this February, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors, and especially those who have recovered from COVID-19 Coronavirus, to give blood to honor the legacies of African Americans like Dr. Charles Drew and Dr. Jerome Holland.

Their passion for helping improve the lives of patients in need of lifesaving blood products is carried on through dedicated blood donors, blood drive sponsors, volunteers, and Red Cross employees.

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 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, Country Music Star Martina McBride urge Americans to give comfort through Blood Donation

 

Suburban Propane is supporting the effort by offering blood donors a chance to win an Outdoor Living Experience, powered by Propane for those who give now through December 15th

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross and country music star Martina McBride have joined together this holiday season to remind people to take care of one another, sharing comfort and joy with hospital patients through the gift of blood donation.

Health emergencies don’t pause for a pandemic or holiday celebrations. The Red Cross needs the help of blood donors across the country now to ensure patients continue to have access to lifesaving blood.

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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City of Clarksville announces section of Dunbar Cave Road to close for Bridge Replacement at Swan Lake

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – A section of Dunbar Cave Road will be closed to traffic for about 45 days for replacement of the bridge over the creek flowing out of Swan Lake.

The work is expected to start on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 weather permitting.

Work to replace this Dunbar Cave Road bridge will begin September 1st, closing the road for about 45 days between Idaho Springs Road and Acuff Road near Swan Lake Golf Course.

Work to replace this Dunbar Cave Road bridge will begin September 1st, closing the road for about 45 days between Idaho Springs Road and Acuff Road near Swan Lake Golf Course.

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American Red Cross needs Blood Donors to keep supply strong as COVID-19 Pandemic continues

 

$5.00 Amazon.com Gift Cards offered to thank all those who come to give

American Red CrossNashville, TN – Though this summer may feel different than summers past, one thing remains constant: The need for blood donations to help save lives.

The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals to give blood to restock the shelves for patients battling disease and facing the unexpected.

Blood drive hosts urgently needed this fall. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

Blood drive hosts urgently needed this fall. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announces Transportation Alternatives Grants

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner Clay Bright announced today the award of $10,328,312 Transportation Alternatives Grants statewide in Tennessee.

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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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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Tornado Watch, Thunderstorm Warning, Wind Advisory

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The Nashville Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Clarksville-Montgomery County, Northern Dickson County, Northern Cheatham County and Robertson County. A Tornado Watch is in effect until 1:00pm CST for Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee.

At 8:08am CST, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Elkton Kentucky to 10 miles north of Dickson, moving northeast at 60 mph.

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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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