The Serious Need for Blood Platelet Donations

by Sai Rayala, Communications and Marketing Volunteer Every 15 seconds, someone needs platelets. For millions of Americans, they are essential to surviving and fighting cancer, chronic diseases, and traumatic injuries. One of these people was five-year-old Emery Twehues. Without platelet donations, Emery never would have been able to get the chemotherapy needed to survive her…… Continue reading The Serious Need for Blood Platelet Donations

Giving of Herself as a Red Cross Volunteer

By Shilpi Priyadarshini When asked about how volunteer work with the Red Cross has influenced her life, Christine Guzzo, who transports blood collected by the Red Cross to hospitals, says, “ It opened my eyes to the enormity of what (the) Red Cross does for the people. Picking up and delivering blood to hospitals made me…… Continue reading Giving of Herself as a Red Cross Volunteer

Blood Donations Needed In Response To Florence

Volunteers and financial donors have responded generously to help people affected by Florence. Florence has created another need that requires equally generous donors: the need for blood and platelets. More than 170 American Red Cross blood drives had to be cancelled in the areas Florence affected. As a result, more than 4600 platelet and blood…… Continue reading Blood Donations Needed In Response To Florence