Latest Blood donation News

Ali Center marks boxing legend's birthday with events

Jan. 17, 2022 04:02 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville is hosting a blood drive and other special events Monday to mark what would have been the boxing legend's 80th birthday. Monday will also be the first day of work for the center's new president and CEO, Marilyn Jackson....

American Red Cross makes plea for donations in Carolinas

Jan. 13, 2022 14:15 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A number of American Red Cross chapters including North Carolina and South Carolina is issuing a plea for donations, citing a combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and the typical post-holiday decline in the winter. At times, the Greater Carolinas Region has...

Minnesota’s blood bank donations are at a 10-year low

Jan. 04, 2022 09:31 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials say Minnesota's blood bank donations are at a 10-year low. Red Cross spokeswoman Tonia Teasley says many people are not donating because they are worried about their own health during the coronavirus pandemic. Teasley says across the region blood...

Mississippi Blood Services requests donations amid shortage

Dec. 19, 2021 13:50 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A not-for-profit blood service in Mississippi says it's facing an urgent need for donations from people with all blood types. Mississippi Blood Services is the only blood center headquartered in Mississippi servicing Mississippi patients. Its inventory is...

Louisiana blood banks aim to boost supply amid disasters

Dec. 13, 2021 09:08 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) — Louisiana blood banks are sponsoring a series of donation efforts in coming days to bolster blood supplies following natural disasters in the state as well as tornadoes that devastated communities in several others. The Blood Center is encouraging Louisiana...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Dec. 08, 2021 14:48 PM EST

Rome News-Tribune. December X, 2021. Editorial: For it is in giving that we receive What better way to celebrate this holiday season than helping someone in our community enjoy it as well. Many of us are blessed with wonderful family, a warm home, good...

Alabama hospitals face severe blood shortage, need donations

Nov. 06, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama hospitals are facing a severe blood shortage and have a critical need for donations, an organization of state hospitals said. The Alabama Hospital Association said the state is facing a blood supply crisis after the number of people...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 01, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. Oct. 31, 2021. Editorial: Ohio Republicans ignore will of people by drawing partisan legislative maps Ohio’s Republicans aren’t even trying. They have brushed off the hopes of Ohio voters and are taking their own path. ...