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Blood Drives

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

American Red Cross Month encourages blood donations

MERRILLVILLE | For 133 years, the American Red Cross has helped individuals and families prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. And each spring since 1942, starting with Franklin Roosevelt, the U.S. President acknowledges the American Red Cross and encourages volunteerism by issuin…

March 06, 2014 12:00 am

Youth programs help build a new generation of blood donors

MERRILLVILLE | When young people, from elementary school through college, become involved with American Red Cross blood drives, they learn the importance and need to help save lives through blood donations. For many, it’s an experience that can shape adult behavior.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am

Red Cross blood drive to be held in memory of toddler

MERRILLVILLE | An American Red Cross blood drive in memory of Adler Shelbourne will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Field House Concourse at Griffith High School, 600 N. Wiggs St., Griffith.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am

Have a heart. Donate blood

Every day, hospital patients depend on steady and consistent blood donations from volunteer donors for the blood they may need for ongoing and emergency medical care.

January 20, 2014 12:00 am

Severe weather impacts Red Cross blood collections

PORTER COUNTY | As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations.

January 11, 2014 5:38 pm

Make regular blood donations a New Year’s resolution

MERRILLVILLE | With the beginning of a new year comes a fresh start. New Year’s resolutions are often made to form good habits and reach new goals. This New Year’s, the American Red Cross encourages people to resolve to help patients in need through regular blood donations.

January 02, 2014 12:00 am

Season of giving lasts for a lifetime

MERRILLVILLE | Food. Shelter. Comfort. Hope.

December 18, 2013 12:00 am

Red Cross urges winter blood donations

MERRILLVILLE | The holidays bring families and friends together to share and celebrate.

November 30, 2013 12:05 am

American Red Cross seeks blood donors to help meet holiday need

MERRILLVILLE | Honor a uniquely American holiday by giving something that’s uniquely you.

November 07, 2013 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

Save lives with a blood donation

MERRILLVILLE | Of the 2,250 hours of summer, countless are spent vacationing, gardening or just enjoying time in the sun. By setting aside just one of those hours to donate blood through the American Red Cross,a donor can help save the lives of up to three people and give them the gift of su…

August 21, 2013 12:00 am

Chesterton Omni offers swim lessons and training

CHESTERTON | Franciscan Omni Health and Fitness, 810 Michael Drive, Chesterton, has a variety of upcoming programs and classes.

August 09, 2013 12:00 am

Blood drives offered throughout Porter County

PORTER COUNTY | The American Red Cross offers the following blood drives in Porter County.

July 14, 2013 5:30 pm

Red Cross issues emergency call for blood and platelet donors

MERRILLVILLE | The American Red Cross has issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because many fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July.

July 11, 2013 12:00 am

World Blood Donor Day recognizes and encourages blood donations

MERRILLVILLE | Each June 14 countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. Today marks the 10th anniversary of the campaign which is sponsored by the World Health Organization to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and to thank voluntary unpaid donors for their lifesaving gift.

June 14, 2013 12:00 am

Start summer off by donating blood

MERRILLVILLE | With summer around the corner, and the end of the school year in sight, new and eligible blood donors are urged to help strengthen the blood supply by volunteering to give in the next few weeks.

May 20, 2013 12:00 am

Celebrate the birth of a movement by donating blood

MERRILLVILLE | Celebrate the birth of a movement and help others in need by coming to donate blood in May.

May 02, 2013 12:00 am

Spring blood drives offer chance to be part of the change

PORTER COUNTY | As the snow melts and spring rains bring fresh flowers, green grass, and warmer weather, the American Red Cross encourages area residents to be a part of change, too.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am

Be an Everyday Hero by giving blood

MERRILLVILLE | Blood donors are Everyday Heroes who help save lives. During Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross recognizes these lifesavers, thanks them for their generosity and encourages others to join their ranks.

March 08, 2013 12:00 am
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