Stories tagged with: Blood Donations

February 12, 2014 - 12:14pm
21 weeks 3 days ago

The winter weather continues to impact the United States and could impact your health.

The Red Cross reported that 34 states have been affected by the weather leading to the cancelations of a thousand blood drives from January 2 through Monday.

While that number may not seem like a lot it's left 35,000 donations uncollected.

"That's monumental because the need usually increases in bad weather because of trauma," said Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red...

January 5, 2013 - 3:18pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

The American Red Cross takes a negative and makes it a positive at a blood drive, Saturday.

When the organization had a blood drive location cancel their drive they relocated to the Colony Square Mall.

"Even if we have blood drives that cancel we still need to have the same amount of blood. People every day need blood products, I think it's about every two seconds someone is receiving blood products," said Collection Specialist Kim Wallace. "We still have to have...

July 24, 2011 - 7:16pm
2 years 50 weeks ago

While many families soaked up the sun at Lake Isabella some took a moment to share the warmth.

The Red-Cross Blood Mobile was parked just outside the lake asking swimmers to donate. According to Charge Nurse, Franceis Shepard there is currently a critical need for blood donors. She says the shortage is due to school being let out for the summer, so less blood drives take place. Ironically, it's the summer time when the most blood is needed due to more activity, travel and accidents....

July 16, 2011 - 2:49pm
2 years 51 weeks ago

One church was filled with activity Saturday afternoon in attempt to bring out the community.

Zaneville's Central Trinity United Methodist Church and the Muskingum County Red-Cross teamed-up to host their first ever Summer Festival. The event has been 3 months in the planning and it would appear no activity was overlooked...The day stepped off serving breakfast then continued to included a flea market, craft show, car show, battle of the bands, and tournaments in cornhole, basketball...

July 8, 2011 - 6:08pm
3 years 5 days ago

Most people know donating blood helps save lives and it's true.

Blood donor Pat Lively, at age seven, Lively was working on a West Virginia farm with hot water heated by bricks. Lively says he backed up into the bricks causing a tub of scalding hot water to fall on him causing third degree burns to his back.

After dozens of blood transfusions and being in the hospital for 9 months, he was told he was going to die.

It was then, his uncle, who was a doctor, made a homemade...

January 7, 2010 - 8:59pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

The cold temperatures have dropped blood donations, but one group is stepping up to help.

It seems as though the younger generation is more willing to get in that chair and to help stock that supply.

"We try to get them at least 2 or 3 times every school year into every high school if possible, only because they're there. They're a captive audience, and it usually works out very well," says Muskingum Valley Red Cross Executive Director, Dan Hartman.

Hartman says...

September 30, 2009 - 5:24pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

The state of Ohio will be allowing 16-year-olds to donate blood, but they have to have permission from their parents.

The law goes into effect next Tuesday, October 6th.

The Red Cross says it hopes the new law will help increase blood donations. It is estimating that about 10 thousand more people will donate blood now, thanks to the change.

It says it relys of 20 percent of its annual blood donations from college and high school institutions.

The old minimun age...

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