From Alex Suckow, Kentucky Public Radio While the Red Cross and other relief agencies continue to fundraise on behalf of storm victims, Kentucky State Police are collecting supplies to aid in the cleanup and recovery across the Commonwealth. KSP spokesperson Lieutenant David Jude says all 16 KSP posts have been designated as drop off areas… Continue reading KSP Collecting Supplies for Storm Victims
People across Kentucky and southern Indiana have begun the process of cleanup and repair from Friday’s massive tornado outbreak that killed more than 30 people in the two states, injured scores of others and left widespread destruction. The Red Cross’s Vicki Eichstaedt has been helping coordinate relief efforts in the devastated community of Henryville, Indiana.… Continue reading In Tornadoes’ Aftermath, Relief and Cleanup Underway
The Red Cross says a restructuring of its blood services division won’t have much of a local impact. The agency announced this week that 400 to 500 jobs will be cut nationwide under the plan. It says a drop in monetary donations and rising costs forced the restructuring. “Locally the impact of the restructuring has… Continue reading Red Cross Begins Job Cuts In Blood Services
At the Kentucky Blood Center in Lexington, spokeswoman Denise Fields says snowy conditions have already forced the cancellation of numerous blood drives.
The Red Cross is hoping to collect 1,500 pints of blood over the two day drive.
Blood supplies typically run low during the holiday season, as fewer people take time to donate.
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
Thanks to Ron Smith, Kentucky Public Radio/WEKU, Richmond Utility crews continue to work to restore power to tens of thousands of eastern Kentucky residents left in the dark by a weekend winter storm. Heavy snow Saturday brought down numerous tree limbs and power lines in the region. Four Red Cross shelters have been set up… Continue reading Thousands Remain Without Power In E. Kentucky
From WFPL’s Haley Hart The American Red Cross will hold the last of the area’s major summer blood drives Tuesday. The Governor’s Cup Blood Drive will be held from noon until 7pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Phillips Lane, which encourages UK and U of L football fans to support their teams through blood… Continue reading Governor's Cup Blood Drive Is Tuesday
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