American Red Cross

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains.  The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the...
An American Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at the First Baptist Church at 409 Morgan St. in Anna. Blood and platelet donors of all types are currently needed.  For more information about being a donor, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-...
During May’s observance of Trauma Awareness Month, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets.  The National Trauma Institute reports that trauma...
Memorial Day will be commemorated with a variety of special events which are planned in the area. Memorial Day is Monday, May 29. The schedule of special events planned in the area includes: Alto Pass Veterans Memorial The Alto Pass Area Veterans Memorial organization plans to have a ceremony...
A Memorial Day program is planned Saturday, May 27, at the Mound City National Cemetery. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Memorial Day will be commemorated with a variety of special events which are planned in the area. Memorial Day is Monday, May 29. The schedule of special events planned in the area includes: Mound City National Cemetery An annual Memorial Day program is planned Saturday, May 27, at the Mound City...
A State Emergency Operations Center, SEOC, in Springfield was activated May 1 to ensure that state personnel and equipment are ready to be quickly deployed if needed to help local emergency responders with flooding-related public safety issues in several areas of the state. “Several inches of rain...
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during the observance of National Volunteer Month during April.  By giving blood, the American Red Cross said that donors make a profound difference in the lives of patients. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for...
Area residents who are eligible to give blood are asked to be donors during March, which is Red Cross Month. Upcoming blood donation opportunities are scheduled in the area at the following locations and times: Fellowship Baptist Church, 890 Senior Ave., Vienna, March 20, from noon to 6 p.m....
Beta Club members who helped included, from left, Kyleigh Matuszewich, Julia Hall, Brodie Denny, Kaylee Stover, Shealyn Thorn and Danielle Dunaway. Angie Alsip is the Beta Club sponsor. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Beta Club members from Lick Creek Elementary School hosted an American Red Cross blood drive Friday, Feb. 4. The blood drive was held in the school’s gym. A total of 25 donors gave 19 units of blood. The students helped with the running of the drive and babysat the children while parents gave blood...
An American Red Cross blood drive is planned Thursday, Feb. 9, in Union County. The blood drive is scheduled from noon until 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church in Anna.

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