Red Cross Trying To Boost Blood Supplies

The American Red Cross in Louisville has scheduled a series of blood drives this month to shore up supplies. Spokesperson Christie Wesley says the summer months are typically slow for donations. “During the summer regular donors and even people who would consider donating for the first time blood donation doesn’t seem to be the first… Continue reading Red Cross Trying To Boost Blood Supplies

Red Cross Urges Blood Donations Over Holidays

Officials with the American Red Cross are urging Louisville-area residents to remember blood donations over the holiday weekend. Red Cross spokesperson Karen Stecher says donations typically drop-off while people are enjoying food, football and parades with their families. “Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood,” says Stecher. “So the need doesn’t go away… Continue reading Red Cross Urges Blood Donations Over Holidays

Economy Impacting Blood Donations

American Red Cross officials in the Louisville area say the recession has led some employers to cancel blood drives because they have fewer workers available to donate. Spokesperson Loni White says about three percent of the summer business drives that help supply blood to 56 hospitals in the region have been called off. “Certainly we… Continue reading Economy Impacting Blood Donations