National blood shortage

The American Red Cross is requesting your help.

Blood donations are needed now of all blood types.

The Red Cross has responded to more requests than ever this year and donations are low.

They need to collect 10,000 additional blood products this month to help the blood bank rebound.

Book your appointment today at redcross.org because seasons may change, but the need doesn’t.

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Am. Red Cross reports a 20% drop in blood supplies

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The American Red Cross has a major 6 hour blood drive scheduled for Fri. Aug. 12 at the Stephens City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Building.

The drive is titled Beef Up the Blood Supply and is sponsored by Gore’s Meats of Stephens City from noon to 6 p.m..

According to an American Red Cross report a drop in donations has occurred which has led to a 20 percent drop in supply.

At the Beef Up the Supply drive grilled burgers and Route 11 chips will be available for donors.

Donors will also become eligible for gift cards and cooler bags from Gore’s Meats.

You can sign up at redcrossblood.org using the code GMP.

You can also set up that all important donation appointment using your own zip code for a more covenant chance to give here.

Donors can give every 56 days with one donation capable of saving three lives.

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American Red Cross is in need of donors

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The American Red Cross reports once again a steep blood shortage this summer.

A number of drives are scheduled for the month of August with several open appointments.

A full 6 hour drive will be held at the Stephens City Fire Department on August 12 from noon to 6 p.m..

The drive is the annual Beef Up the Blood Supply event sponsored by Gore’s Meats.

Donors will be treated to a burger with a chance to win a Gore’s cooler bag and gift cards.

The American Red Cross is in urgent need of donors and knows that appointments are often filled at the last minute.

Lisa Wilt of the American Red Cross urges donors to make that appointment in advance so the Red Cross knows what to expect when it comes to supply.

Wilt also reminds us to cancel the appointment at that website if you can’t make it so the slot opens for someone else.

Appointments for the Beef Up the Blood Supply event can be made at redcrossblood.org using the zip code 22655 or the code GMP.

Wilt the American Red Cross and Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and Fire and Rescue are grateful for the donations given during the annual battle of the badges drive.

The group exceeded the donation quota which helps tremendously with supply.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is particularly grateful for the support as once again for the second year in a row they took the trophy for the most donations in the July 8 event.

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News Maker Lenny Millholland on battle of the badges 2022

Frederick County Sheriff vs. Frederick County Fire Chief in the battle of the badges blood drive.

The battle is ON tomorrow June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Public Safety Building Winchester.

Appointments are open at redcrossblood.org using the keyword battle2022 in the sponsor code location.

We spoke to Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland about the battle in our latest news maker.

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Lenny not only tells us about the battle but about how important it is to make that appointment.

It is also important to continue to check the website redcrossblood.org to see if appointments open up for the drive.

Lenny also reminds us where the battle is fun the important thing is to give the gift of life no matter whose side you’re on.

Click here for Lenny’s interview.

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News Maker Lisa Wilt on Red Cross blood shortage

The American Red Cross has reported a crisis in blood supplies over the last few months.

We are pleased to report that thanks to your donations the crisis has been moved to a Vulnerable Supply of blood.

This means that blood donations are still needed but we are not at crisis level at this time.

We spoke with American Red Cross Donor Recruiter Lisa Wilt about the situation in our latest news maker.

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Lisa talks of the good news with the new status.

She also tells us the recruiting effort continues for both staff and donors.

Lisa talks of future donation opportunities and how easy it is to make that appointment.

She also tells us that if you have made an appointment but unable to actually follow through with the donation you should let Red Cross know so they can fill that vacancy.

To make that appointment use your zip code at redcrossblood.org.

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News Maker Eric Anderson of the Am. Red Cross

As we know the American Red Cross continues to struggle with blood shortage, staffing and pandemic issues.

Every week we check in with the Red Cross to find out how we can help and how they are progressing with the issues.

Today we are talking with the Executive Director of the American Red Cross for the greater Shenandoah Valley Eric Anderson in our latest news maker.

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There is good news from Eric.

He tells us that the Red Cross is making progress in these struggles.

It is all basically thanks to everyone who donates at any and all the blood drives.

Eric also tells us they are recovering from the staffing issue.

Eric also tells us how much easier it is for us to give blood.

Giving blood is the best way for us to help.

You can make an appointment to give right now at redcrossblood.org using your zip code you’ll find a drive near you.

Click here for Eric’s interview.

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News Maker Eric Anderson on Am. Red Cross blood shortage

The American Red Cross continues to struggle with blood collections.

There are a number of reasons for the shortages that are affecting not just hospitals across the country but here at home as well.

We spoke with the Executive Director of the American Red Cross for the Greater Shenandoah Valley Eric Anderson in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Eric explains some of the causes of the shortage.

Eric also explains how we can help.

One of the most important things is for us to continue to make that appointment to give at redcrossblood.org.

Using your zip code you can make an appointment near your home for the future.

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News Maker Eric Anderson on Red Cross blood crisis

The American Red Cross continues to urge donors to make appointments for blood donations.

We spoke with the Executive Director of the American Red Cross for the Greater Shenandoah Valley Eric Anderson about the blood crisis  in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Eric explains the shortage as well as the breakdown of what is needed.

Eric also tells us how we can help.

Click here for Eric’s interview.

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News Maker Kitty Zuckerman on the Mon. 10/25 Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday Oct. 25 the red cross blood drive will be held at the George Washington Hotel in Winchester from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m..

This drive is in honor of former Winchester Mayor Charles and his wife Virginia Zuckerman.

Charles gave blood every chance he could in fact giving over 38 gallons which is why the American Red Cross honors him.

We spoke to the Zuckerman’s daughter Kitty in our latest News Maker segment.

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Kitty talks about her families history of giving and the history of the drives in her dad’s honor as well.

Kitty reminds us to set that appointment to give blood at redcrossblood.org using the keyword Zuckerman.

Click here for Kitty’s interview.

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FCSO wins the Battle of the Badges

battle of the badges blood drive

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) garnered the most support in the Battle of the Badges blood drive on Friday.

Their Office won the trophy for the most donations against Frederick County Fire and Rescue.

In all 98 units of blood were collected and all involved are grateful.

By using your zip code at redcrossblood.org you can find a blood drive near you.

The need is greater than ever this year and donors are urgently needed.

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