Change a life, one friend at a time
You can connect with the Red Cross in a whole new way by becoming a fan of the American Red Cross Blood Services on Facebook. Get the latest news about blood donation, share why you give, invite your friends to become fans of the page, view Red Cross videos and photos, and more!
You're committed to changing lives through blood donation and now you can change even more by spreading the word on Facebook. If you're a Facebook user, become a fan of the American Red Cross Blood Services today and start changing lives, one friend at a time. Not a user? Login today to create your profile.
You can also add a banner to your website to encourage even more people to become fans of the Red Cross.
Music Saves Lives 2009
Do you rock to 3OH!3, The White Tie Affair and A Skylit Drive? Give blood at an American Red Cross Music Saves Lives blood drive and you will get the chance to win special incentives to see these bands and many more at The Vans Warped Tour! All presenting donors are eligible to win.
Last summer, blood donations by high school and college donors dropped by as much as 57 percent at Red Cross blood drives when schools were out of session. To encourage donors to continue giving blood during the summer months, the Red Cross and Music Saves Lives – a non-profit dedicated to connecting people to lifesaving causes – are offering special prizes for The Vans Warped Tour, the longest running music festival of its type in North America.
Visit this link to find an American Red Cross / Music Saves Lives blood drive near you. You can also join the American Red Cross – Music Saves Lives – The Vans Warped Tour (2009) Facebook Group by following this link.
Vietnam native knows importance of Asian American donors
Vietnam native Cuy Ho, a 25-year-old sociology major at the University of Louisville, knows the importance of donating blood. He has been a regular donor at Red Cross blood drives held at his local Vietnamese Community Center for the last two years.
Cuy's donations can help meet the needs of all patients, especially Asian American patients who may require specially matched blood to treat certain illnesses. As a whole, Asian Americans have a higher frequency of type B blood than other ethnic groups, as well as rare blood types that can be better matched for transfusion to Asian patients.
"I will continue to volunteer at our community center drives," said Cuy. "I'm happy to help spread the word about the importance of blood donation to the Vietnamese population."
Your blood donation helps ensure a stable and diverse blood supply for all patients in need. Make an appointment to donate today.
Looking for additional ways to get involved with the Red Cross? Consider volunteering, taking a class or making a financial donation to your local Red Cross Chapter. Find out more about how you can help the Red Cross.
On top of the challenges life throws at us everyday, concerns about the economy and employment add more stress to our already over-stressed lives. Here are some tips from the Red Cross on how to help manage stress and protect your health.
Take Your Pulse
Visit this link to tell us why you'll visit the new Red Cross Facebook page.
Check Your Pulse
Visit this link to check March survey results about how you helped in your community during Red Cross Month.
We wish we could list all the great feedback we get from donors, but there's only so much room.
Here's what Jan Petersen, donor and mother of blood recipient said:
"I realized the importance of giving blood when my own son needed several emergency transfusions eight years ago at the age of 14. Blood was available for him thanks to the generous people who donated. I was so grateful that I wanted to become a donor too."
Thank you for spreading the word!
Thanks to all of the Red Cross donors who forwarded the March eNewsletter to at least five friends and helped spread the word about the importance of blood donation!
Kimberly Jaeger of Oakdale, Minn. was the March raffle winner of a Red Cross vintage long-sleeve t-shirt.
You could be a winner this month. Everyone who forwards this eNewsletter to at least five people using the Send to a Friend feature will automatically be entered into a raffle to win a Red Cross fleece travel blanket.