• Help ease patient pain during Sickle Cell Awareness Month

    During Sickle Cell Awareness Month in September, the American Red Cross emphasizes the importance of a diverse blood supply to help meet the needs of those with sickle cell disease – the most common inherited blood disorder in the U.S.

  • Columbia VA hosts American Red Cross blood drive

    There is an emergency blood supply shortage in America. The employees at Dorn VA did their part for the 14th time since March 2020.

  • Blood and platelet donation appointments still critically needed amid first-ever Red Cross blood crisis

    While there has been a significant and encouraging response to the dire need for blood across the nation, the American Red Cross needs more people to give in the weeks ahead to recover from its worst blood shortage in more than a decade.

  • Red Cross: National blood crisis may put patients at risk

    The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in more than a decade. Here's how to help.

  • Veterans, families, caregivers can boost blood supply, get $10 Amazon.com gift card

    Veterans, families and caregivers can help with lowest blood supply in more than a decade at this time of year and receive a gift card.

  • Veterans, families can donate blood to help critical shortage, receive $10 Amazon gift card

    Veterans and families who want to help the nation's critical blood shortage can also receive a $10 Amazon gift card in the process by donating.

  • Afghanistan Response: The power of community

    Across the nation, people are helping to support the resettlement of Afghanistan refugees and allies by sharing information on how to help, opening their homes, donating goods and services, and bringing greater awareness and advocacy for Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs).

  • Donors urgently needed: Red Cross still facing severe blood shortage

    The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage that is negatively affecting blood product availability across the country. Donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets – are urged to make an appointment to give now and help ensure hospital shelves are stocked with blood products over the Fourth of July holiday and beyond.

  • Robotic pets provide comfort for hospital residents

    Army Veteran Harold, 90, lives in the Community Living Center of the Salem VA. He sits in a hallway, smiling and petting the small, golden-furred robot puppy he’s named Peaches.

  • Be Red Cross Ready when disasters happen

    Disaster preparedness can help Veterans, families, caregivers and survivors stay safe by preparing, responding and recovering quickly.

  • Blood donations needed following severe winter storms

    Record-breaking cold and winter storms across much of the U.S. have had a significant impact on blood and platelet donations.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Air Force Veteran John Byrne

    Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran John Byrne, who served as a pilot during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

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