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Blood Donations

Giving blood is an important service, and you can do it today

Being a writer does have its perks. For one thing, I get at least a couple of interesting emails a week.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Blood donors make a difference every day

MERRILLVILLE | The American Red Cross is urging blood donations during September to help support the initiatives of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month.

September 15, 2013 12:00 am

Speedway bailout crosses finish line

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has agreed to loan the Indianapolis Motor Speedway $100 million in state funds to pay for renovations, video boards and other improvements to the home of the Indianapolis 500 auto race.

May 10, 2013 7:15 pm Related

Make donating blood a New Year’s resolution

MERRILLVILLE | By resolving to donate blood or platelets in the coming year, volunteers can help save the lives of the one out of 10 hospital patients who require blood for emergency or ongoing medical care.

December 31, 2012 12:00 am

Give something meaningful this holiday season

MERRILLVILLE | During the holiday season, the American Red Cross asks everyone to support its mission by giving something meaningful - hope to those in need.

December 05, 2012 12:00 am

Volunteers recognized at annual chamber meeting

Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual meeting at Avalon Manor. In addition to installing the Board of Directors, the chamber recognized several members.

December 22, 2011 12:00 am
Keep blood flowing to those who need it

Keep blood flowing to those who need it

MERRILLVILLE | The need for blood is constant, and the American Red Cross works to meet that need by hosting blood drives throughout Northwest Indiana.

July 28, 2011 12:00 am

Where blood is concerned, there are fewer givers than takers

Over the years, I have found out there are more takers than givers, especially when blood is needed to save a life.

April 17, 2011 12:00 am

Red Cross seeks donors at blood drives

Almost every month has a holiday or special day of remembrance. But not every month honors the millions of people who volunteer to give the gift of life each year.

January 12, 2011 12:00 am

Winter storms reduce blood collections

As a result of the recent severe weather across Northwest Indiana during this holiday season, local blood collections have decreased. Type O negative blood is especially needed now.

January 02, 2011 12:00 am
Red Cross seeking donors of diverse ethnic backgrounds

Red Cross seeking donors of diverse ethnic backgrounds

Fadhel Alabdullah, of the Saudi Student Association at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, gives blood during a recent blood drive at the university.

December 31, 2010 12:00 am
Red Cross seeking donors of diverse backgrounds

Red Cross seeking donors of diverse backgrounds

As we approach 2011, the American Red Cross reminds donors of diverse backgrounds that by donating blood or platelets in the new year, you'll help save lives, and help keep America's blood supply strong.

December 31, 2010 12:00 am

Blood products are the key to cancer care

You can join the fight to beat cancer, one blood donation at a time.

September 01, 2010 12:00 am
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