Have you or someone you know had surgery? Do you know someone who has sickle cell disease or has been injured in a car accident? These are just a few of the people who’ve benefitted from the work Dave Milam and more than 40 other volunteer drivers do in Ohio. American Red Cross Hospital Services…… Continue reading “Where Does My Blood Go?”
If you could save someone’s life in a couple of hours, would you do it? That’s about the amount of time it takes to make a blood donation, and you could end up saving not one, but three lives! Who needs your blood? People who’ve been in serious accidents. Cancer patients. People who have blood…… Continue reading Save 3 Lives – In Less Than 2 Hours!
Early last year, Mark Kraus, who regularly makes apheresis blood donations, was asked to make a special donation. A young girl with leukemia desperately needed platelets, the element that helps blood to clot. As soon as he donated his platelets at the American Red Cross Carriage Place Donation Center, they were transported to the hospital…… Continue reading Whose Life Could You Save?
Amanda Mayes, who has hemophilia, was hospitalized at age 20 and received two blood transfusions. She remembers being so grateful to the nameless blood donors who saved her life! Knowing she could never thank them, Amanda decided to express her gratitude by giving her time to the American Red Cross. As a Red Cross Blood…… Continue reading Supporting the Donors
Volunteering with the American Red Cross is very close to home for John C. Montgomery. Well, not physically close to home. As a blood transportation specialist, Montgomery drives and delivers blood to hospitals across Central Ohio. But the need for blood is an issue very close to Montgomery. “When my late wife was so sick…… Continue reading Delivering Life
The American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during March, Red Cross Month. These everyday heroes include Red Cross volunteers, blood donors and financial contributors who bring hope to people facing life’s emergencies. March has been recognized as Red Cross Month for more than 70 years. All U.S. presidents have designated March as…… Continue reading March Is Red Cross Month!