Get behind the wheel with Red Cross Racing
Summer is here and the race is on to keep blood and platelet donations available to patients in need. Join the American Red Cross, 3M, Roush Fenway Racing and Greg Biffle – driver of Roush Fenway Racing's No. 16 Ford Fusion - to remind donors to give blood or platelets and help save lives during racing season!
You can participate in the Red Cross Racing rewards program and accrue points to exchange for NASCAR racing gear including t-shirts, hats, even a miniature die-cast Red Cross car! And starting this month you can win a chance to get behind the wheel of your own brand new 2011 Ford Fiesta! Here's how.
Make your appointment today. Or start your own team and help save even more lives! Join the race where everybody wins.
Rock 'N Roll Up Your Sleeve
Red Cross blood donors can enjoy good tunes and good times this August and September while contributing to a good cause by giving blood at the annual Rock 'N Roll Up Your Sleeve blood drives in Grand Island, Norfolk and Omaha, Neb. and Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Rock 'N Roll Up Your Sleeve offers donors an opportunity do something good and have fun doing it. Check here for blood drive dates and times. Make your appointment today by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) or by visiting redcrossblood.org.
Follow us on Twitter
The American Red Cross Blood Services in now on Twitter. Follow us for updates on special promotions, inspiring stories and special blood type needs. You can be an advocate for blood and platelet donation by Retweeting our Tweets and letting others know of the lifesaving impact of blood and platelet donation.
Keep your network of friends informed about the ongoing need for blood donations. Share your experiences and urge others to get involved! Check out our Twitter page.
Teen donor doubles gift of life
|Donor Tom Delano, blood drive coordinator Maddi Dickey and Red Cross phlebotomist.
High school student Tom Delano donated double red cells for the first time at a recent blood drive coordinated by friend Maddi Dickey. "I know my blood type is important and can help many people," Delano said. "By donating double red cells I could give even more. It was very cool to see the whole process. The fact that my donation counted as two was awesome!" Read more about double red cell donation.
Dickey said she was pleased with the great turnout. "I had a lot of fun!" Check here to see more photos of the drive.
Cruz Roja Americana
The Red Cross Blood Services website now has many materials available in Spanish. Spanish-speaking donors will now have easier access to blood donation information and blood donation opportunities. Visit this link to find out more.
Red Cross survey finds more than two-thirds of Americans experience a summer emergency
As summer approaches, families can be prepared for emergencies by taking a Red Cross course. Read more.
We wish we could list all the great feedback we get from donors, but there's only so much room. Here's one response from donor and recipient Eileen Behrens in Waverly, Iowa.
"For the past few years I've donated double platelets every four weeks. It is rewarding knowing that it can help save the lives of others as it did mine."
Thank you for spreading the word!
Thanks to all of the Red Cross donors who forwarded the May eNewsletter to at least five friends and helped spread the word about the importance of blood donation!
Donna Widhalm from La Vista, Neb. is the May eNewsletter raffle winner of a vintage-style Red Cross beach towel.
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 Vintage Tee.