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  • Stay in the Giving Spirit By Supporting the Red Cross

    MATTHEW OCHSNER, American Red Cross|Dec 28, 2022

    As the final holiday rush arrives, the American Red Cross asks donors to shake up their holiday plans and give blood now and throughout the end of the year. According to AAA, nearly 113 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2, meaning many who may have otherwise given blood will likely defer their donation until the new year. Unfortunately, trauma patients in the emergency room, those undergoing cancer treatment and new parents in need of lifesaving transfusions can’t take a holiday break. T...

  • National Preparedness Month: Red Cross Urges Everyone to Get Ready Now for Emergencies

    MATTHEW OCHSNER, American Red Cross|Aug 31, 2022

    People everywhere are feeling the impacts of climate change with more frequent and intense weather events threatening our communities. September is National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross of Idaho, Montana and East Oregon urges everyone to get ready for these emergencies now. Just last year, more than 40 percent of Americans — some 130 million people — were living in a county struck by a climate-related disaster, according to an analysis from the Washington Post. Disasters can happen anywhere, anytime. You can be ready by vis...

  • Give Blood To Save Lives This Month

    MATTHEW OCHSNER, American Red Cross|Jun 15, 2022

    Each year on June 14, the American Red Cross joins blood collection organizations around the world to celebrate World Blood Donor Day, which recognizes the importance of a safe and stable blood supply and the donors who make it possible. Nearly 2.5 million people volunteer to give lifesaving blood and platelets every year with the Red Cross. Eligible donors are encouraged to be part of something big by making an appointment to give blood or platelets this month. Blood donations decline in late spring and early summer – especially during h...

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