State officials are urging Hoosiers to donate blood. During Wednesday’s COVID-19 press conference, State EMS Medical Director Dr. Michael Kaufmann said the need for blood is especially great this time of year, when the number of traumatic injuries typically increases.Continue reading
The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage due to canceled blood drives in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Nearly 2,700 Red Cross blood drives have been canceled across the country which has resulted in about 86,000 fewer blood donations.Continue reading
The Red Cross in Pulaski County invites residents to join the “Sound the Alarm” home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.Continue reading
A Winamac woman was chosen to be a part of a leadership group to lead mass care efforts in North Carolina.
Firefighters with the Bass Lake-California Township Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 10,000 E. block of 900 South just after midnight on Tuesday.
Firefighters from the Winamac Fire Department were called to a fire in an apartment at 109 East Pearl Street Wednesday afternoon.
The American Red Cross saw a dip in the number of blood drives held during the beginning of July and it has prompted them to issue an urgent call for eligible donors of all blood types.
According to a press release, the Red Cross delivers blood donations to 80 hospitals across the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services region and needs an average of 500 blood donations each day to support patient needs. Continue reading
Red Cross volunteers will be serving meals in Starke and Pulaski counties Saturday and Sunday. Lunch will be available at the Monterey Fire Station from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST. Dinner will be served there from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Meals will also be served at the Winamac Fire Station from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. EST for lunch and 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. for dinner.
The Red Cross Blood Mobile will be stationed at Culver Middle/High School from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 11th.
If you’re unable to attend Thursday’s blood drive, or if you wish to make multiple donations in January, there are a few other local opportunities available this month.
The Red Cross has a blood drive scheduled at the Community Wellness Center of Winamac, formerly the Pulaski County YMCA, from 12:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. ET on Friday, January 12th. Continue reading
You can help save someone’s life by donating blood during one of several upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives. Oregon-Davis Junior/Senior High School is hosting a blood drive tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT.
Oregon-Davis Elementary School students are doing their part to help the victims of recent hurricanes. P.E. Teacher Aubrey Lady has organized a competition to raise funds for the American Red Cross. Continue reading
Indiana’s lieutenant governor is calling on Hoosiers to donate blood, to help communities impacted by hurricanes. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch says Hurricane Irma is expected to have a widespread impact like Hurricane Harvey, and blood supplies are already low.
Blood supplies are at critical levels at the local hospitals and the American Red Cross is asking for your help to replenish the inventory.
Red Cross officials say that only three percent of the U.S. population gives blood, which means repeat donors are picking up the slack to help maintain the blood supply. New blood donors are needed at this time of the year when school is out during the summer break. Many blood drives occur during the school year and it is difficult to plan donation drives during the summer vacation.
Members of the Monterey Fire Department are teaming up with the American Red Cross to ensure members of their community stay safe in the event of a house fire. They will be doing a door-to-door canvassing campaign on Sunday, June 11 starting at 12:30 p.m. EDT. Continue reading
April is National Volunteer Month, and the American Red Cross says it’s a good time to donate blood. Red Cross officials note that volunteer blood donors are the only source of blood for many patients who need transfusions. Continue reading
The American Red Cross is in desperate need of blood donors to bolster supplies. Officials say all types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. Continue reading
The most wonderful time of the year can also be one of the most dangerous if proper precautions are not taken to safely heat homes as temperatures drop.
Indiana State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson says home fires occur more often in winter than in any other season, and alternative heating sources, such as space heaters, are involved in roughly one out of every six of those fires. Continue reading
The best way to help victims of the natural disasters like the Kokomo tornadoes or the catastrophic Baton Rouge flooding is to contribute financially to a reputable charity. The American Red Cross estimates flood recovery efforts will cost nearly $30 million. As of Monday they had only received $7.8 million in donations and pledges. Red Cross volunteers are already in central Indiana providing emergency services in the aftermath of yesterday’s tornadoes.
The American Red Cross is working to make sure it has a sufficient number of blood donations over the summer months. In a press release, the Red Cross says that summer vacations and activities often mean regular donors are too busy to give blood. They say that during June, July, and August, each Red Cross blood drive is about two donors short of what’s needed to meet patients’ needs. Continue reading
Celebrate life and make a difference this Election Day by giving blood. The American Red Cross is hosting a drive tomorrow at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church on South Heaton Street in Knox in honor of WKVI morning show host Tom Berg. He was diagnosed last summer with Stage 4 cancer and is on medical leave during his treatment. Tom used to be a faithful blood donor but is no longer able to give due to his medical condition. Continue reading