Celebrate World Red Cross Day by Supporting Your Local Red Cross

Eligible individuals encouraged to donate blood!

For 130 years, the American Red Cross has been dedicated to helping people in need, every day, in communities large and small across the United States.  May 8 is World Red Cross Day, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible individuals to celebrate by donating blood.

“The Red Cross relies on its volunteer blood donors to keep the nation’s blood supply stable,” said Greg Novinska, CEO of the Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. “Every day, more than 38,000 pints of blood are needed for patients in hospitals across the country.”

Each year, nearly 5 million people need blood transfusions.  Red Cross donors provide for 21,000 transfusions each day.

Blood is a perishable product.  Red Blood cells have a shelf life of only 42 days.  Platelets last only 5 days.  Both must be replenished constantly.  There is no substitute. 

The Red Cross is the only blood collection agency that offers health and safety training, serves as the vital emergency communication link between military personnel and their families at home, teaches disaster preparedness, and responds to disasters of all types and sizes.  Join the Red Cross family and donate blood today.  call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.

Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities:

WAUPACA COUNTY

5/10/11 Noon – 5:30 pm St Peters Lutheran School 312 W Main Weyauwega

 BROWN COUNTY

         
         
5/9/11 6 am – 10 am St Vincent Hospital 835 Van Buren Green Bay
5/11/11 11 am – 5 pm Globe University 2620 Development Dr Green Bay
5/13/11 8:30 am – 1 pm Pilgrim Congregational Church 991 Pilgrim Way Green Bay

KEWAUNEE COUNTY

5/12/11 Noon – 6:15 pm St Joseph St John Church E860 Hwy 29 Luxemburg
5/14/11 8 am – Noon St. Louis School Hall St Louis Parish Center Dyckesville

DOOR COUNTY

5/11/11 9 am – 3 pm Door County Memorial Hospital 330 S 16th Pl Sturgeon Bay

WINNEBAGO COUNTY

         
5/9/11 11:45am – 6 pm Algoma United Methodist Church 1174 Algoma Blvd Oshkosh

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY

         
         
5/9/11 1 pm – 6 pm Anchor Lanes 230 North Lincoln St Elkhart Lake
5/12/11 11 am – 5 pm Chapter Svc Am Red Cross Sheboygan 2032 Erie Ave Sheboygan

 

One Response

  1. In honor of World Red Cross Red Crescent Day 2011, we should remember with approval the significant role played by the ICRC in supporting the rights of families to a proper accounting of their war dead. As Resolution 3220 of the UN General Assembly observed, “The General Assembly…Noting with satisfaction resolution V, adopted by the twenty-second International Conference of the Red Cross held at Teheran from 28 October to 15 November 1973, calling on parties to armed conflicts to accomplish the humanitarian task of accounting for the missing and dead in armed conflicts..Appreciates the continuing efforts of the International Committee of the Red Cross to assist in the task of accounting for the missing and dead in armed conflicts.” (http://www.missing-cy.org/archive/archive_section_41.html)…Gary Zaetz, nephew of World War II MIA 1st Lt. Irwin Zaetz, United States Army Air Forces

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