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.
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.
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.
MERRILLVILLE | During the holiday season, the American Red Cross asks everyone to support its mission by giving something meaningful - hope to those in need.
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.
MERRILLVILLE | The need for blood is constant, and the American Red Cross works to meet that need by hosting blood drives throughout Northwest Indiana.
Over the years, I have found out there are more takers than givers, especially when blood is needed to save a life.
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.
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.
Fadhel Alabdullah, of the Saudi Student Association at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, gives blood during a recent blood drive at the university.
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.
You can join the fight to beat cancer, one blood donation at a time.
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