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This is serious. The Red Cross is experiencing the worst blood shortage in over a decade. The dangerously low blood supply levels have forced some hospitals to defer patients from major surgery, including organ transplants. Your donation is desperately needed.

Join us from now until January 31 to pledge to save lives—in honor of Clara Barton’s 200th birthday, our goal is to touch 200 lives through the gift of lifesaving blood.

Centre County Commissioners Proclaim January as National Blood Donor Month

Posted on: January 21, 2022

(Photo Provided by Centre County Government) Pictured from left: Commissioner Mark Higgins, Commissioner Michael Pipe, Hope Roaten, Executive Director of the Mid Central PA Chapter of the American Red Cross and Commissioner Steve Dersham

Thank you to the Centre County Commissioners for proclaiming January 2022 as National Blood Donor Month. National Blood Donor Month has been observed every January since 1970 with the goal of increasing blood and platelet donations during winter – one of the most difficult times of year to collect enough blood products to meet patient needs. This year, raising awareness for blood donations is even more important since the American Red Cross declared it’s first ever national blood crisis—this is the worst shortage in over a decade and it is posing a risk to patient care. Doctors have been forced to make difficult decisions about who receives transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available.

The need for blood is constant so we ask that you continue to donate in the weeks and months ahead. Thank you for all you do to support patients in need!

We’re Halfway There!

Posted on: January 6, 2022

Thanks to your support, we are halfway to our goal of touching 200 lives through the gift of lifesaving blood!

Did you know that nearly 16 million blood components are transfused every year in the United States? Often times, the people who need access to blood and blood products are people that you know.

Local Red Crossers, Vera and Bridget recently sat down with us to share their experiences about how blood saved their lives. To hear their personal stories, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZprSclJ-L8

Thank you to all who have pledged and donated so far! Be sure to share this campaign within your network to ensure that we can meet the need for #Every2For22 .

(Pictured is Board of Directors and Philanthropy Committee Member Kendra Kielbasa during her recent blood donation)

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