New Hampshire Blood Donation Opportunities Mar. 1-15, 2016

Celebrate Red Cross Month by giving blood in March

MANCHESTER, NH (Feb. 15, 2016) – During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.

Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people down the street, across the country and around the world.

Red Cross Month is a celebration of the everyday heroes, like Karla Essmiller, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities. Essmiller began donating blood and even coordinated a few blood drives when she was in college. “Donating blood is a simple gift that I can make that may help up to three people live another day,” she said. “That makes me feel like a hero!”

The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors of all blood types are needed to help accident and burn victims, patients undergoing organ transplants, those receiving cancer treatments and others who rely on blood products.

Make an appointment to become a hero to patients in need by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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Vermont Blood Donation Opportunities Mar. 1-15, 2016

Celebrate Red Cross Month by giving blood in March

BURLINGTON, VT (Feb. 15, 2016) – During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.

Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people down the street, across the country and around the world.

Red Cross Month is a celebration of the everyday heroes, like Karla Essmiller, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities. Essmiller began donating blood and even coordinated a few blood drives when she was in college. “Donating blood is a simple gift that I can make that may help up to three people live another day,” she said. “That makes me feel like a hero!”

The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors of all blood types are needed to help accident and burn victims, patients undergoing organ transplants, those receiving cancer treatments and others who rely on blood products.

Make an appointment to become a hero to patients in need by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

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Vermont’s American Red Cross 2016 Everyday Heroes Awards

The American Red Cross presents the 2016 Everyday Heroes Awards

‎Everyday Heroes are ordinary people who give selflessly of themselves to help and support others in their community. The American Red Cross is honored to salute our 2016 unsung heroes who are making a difference in Vermont.

This year’s honorees are being celebrated for their extraordinary contributions throughout the state:

Tracey Fowler noticed the need for adoptive care of handicapped pets and decided to take matters into her own hands adapting her home, life and schedule to rescue handicapped dogs that may have been put down otherwise.

With a lifetime donation of over 113 gallons of blood and platelets, Bruce Parmentar not only provides the gift of life, he also works tirelessly to promote and coordinate blood drives around the state to help ensure the Red Cross is able to replenish the blood supply needed in Vermont.

Facebook is a great way to keep in touch, but for Ann Delaney one post about a 2-year-old boy’s need for a kidney transplant moved her to do more than just “share” and “like” the post.

Hair stylist and owner of salon Studio 210, Lori Congdon, is dedicating her skills and time to help women with cancer manage the appearance-related side effects of treatments, free of charge.

Not every hero has to be human. Mazie is a service dog who has changed the life of Bryan Smith, an Afghanistan Veteran struggling with PTSD.

Chris Fanning, a contractor from Starksboro, responded to a service call only to find the house billowing with smoke and Marie O’Connor trapped inside. His quick thinking and selfless actions saved her life.

While swimming at the Quechee Covered Bridge, Barry Martin noticed a man in distress. Barry pulled the young man from the water and used CPR to resuscitate him, without which, the EMTs said the man would not have survived.

These heroes are making a difference in our community and we invite you to join us in honoring and celebrating them at our 2016 Everyday Heroes Awards Ceremony.

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton
1117 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05403

When: 
Thursday, March 10th, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Tickets:
$25 per person
$175 for table/group of 8

Tickets are available by phone (802-660-9130 ext. 111), email (claire.girouxwilliam@redcross.org) or online.

As our fast-paced lives keep us constantly on the go, it can be easy to overlook the extraordinary contributions that happen in our own backyard. But we encourage you to take time to celebrate our amazing Everyday Heroes who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in our community.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

New Hampshire’s American Red Cross 2016 Everyday Heroes Awards

The American Red Cross and Unitil present the 2016 Everyday Heroes Awards

‎Everyday Heroes are ordinary people who give selflessly of themselves to help and support others in their community. The American Red Cross is honored to salute our 2016 unsung heroes who are making a difference in New Hampshire.

This year’s honorees are being celebrated for their extraordinary contributions throughout the state:

A late-night drive turned into a rescue mission for Raji Gupta when he came across a burning apartment building in Manchester.

Nicholas Tolentino’s struggles with combat PTSD and TBI (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Traumatic Brain Injury) have become messages of hope and encouragement for New Hampshire Veterans.

The Class of 2015 at Profile Junior-Senior High School decided to do something a little more meaningful with the proceeds from their class-trip fundraiser.

Bruce Moran’s years of blood and platelet donations have touched the lives of over 700 people.

With a decade in between, father and daughter Douglas and Brighid Smith give the same gift of life to Brighid’s childhood friend.

These heroes are making a difference in our community and we invite you to join us in honoring and celebrating them at our 2016 Everyday Heroes Awards Ceremony.

Where:
Southern New Hampshire University Dining & Conference Center

When: 
Wednesday, March 16th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Tickets:
$25 per person
$175 for table/group of 8

Tickets are available by phone (603-225-6697 ext. 212), email (shannon.meaney@redcross.org) or online.

As our fast-paced lives keep us constantly on the go, it can be easy to overlook the extraordinary contributions that happen in our own backyard. But we encourage you to take a couple hours to celebrate our amazing Everyday Heroes who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in our community.

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

New Hampshire Blood Donation Opportunities Feb. 16-29, 2016

Donors urged to help the American Red Cross maintain blood supply

MANCHESTER, NH (February 2, 2016) – The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February.

During the winter months, inclement winter weather and seasonal illnesses can keep regular donors from giving blood. Healthy donors of all blood types are needed to help maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in their own communities as well as areas where donors were unable to give due to severe winter weather. Individuals with types O, AB, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.

Donor Loretta Brandon knows how important it is to have a readily available blood supply. Her late husband required transfusions from generous strangers multiple times for health conditions. She gives blood as often as she can. “Every time I give blood, I am filled with a sense of gratitude for all I have and for the fact that I can share with others,” she said.

Make an appointment to help maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need this winter by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

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Vermont Blood Donation Opportunities Feb. 16-29, 2016

Donors urged to help the American Red Cross maintain blood supply

BURLINGTON, VT (February 2, 2016) – The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February.

During the winter months, inclement winter weather and seasonal illnesses can keep regular donors from giving blood. Healthy donors of all blood types are needed to help maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in their own communities as well as areas where donors were unable to give due to severe winter weather. Individuals with types O, AB, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.

Donor Loretta Brandon knows how important it is to have a readily available blood supply. Her late husband required transfusions from generous strangers multiple times for health conditions. She gives blood as often as she can. “Every time I give blood, I am filled with a sense of gratitude for all I have and for the fact that I can share with others,” she said.

Make an appointment to help maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need this winter by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

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