News Maker Lisa Wilt on the Battle of the Badges

The annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive is Friday July 14 from 10 until 5 with open appointments available.

We spoke with Red Cross Doner Recruiter Lisa Wilt about the event in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

Lisa tells us that this friendly competition or battle is between Frederick County Fire and Rescue and Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (listed alphabetically).

The competitor who garners the most points wins the impressive trophy from the American Red Cross.

Lisa tells us how it works and how you can be a part of the battle.

She also tells us you can make the appointment to save lives here.

If the July 14 time isn’t convenient for you use your zip code here to set an appointment for a donation time and place that is better for you.

This time of year there is a critical need for donors to give blood.

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News Maker Lisa Wilt on the Red Cross blood shortage

The American Red Cross is reporting a 20 percent drop in the blood supply.

We spoke to American Red Cross Account Manager II Lisa Wilt in our latest news maker segment.

News makers are brought to you by Warren County Together We are Community.

Lisa tells us that the 20 percent drop is typical for this time of year.

She also tells how we can help in the situation.

Lisa also gives us some insight on donating blood.

Click here for Lisa’s interview.

If you can make an appointment to donate blood at redcrossblood.org using your zip code to give at a time that is convenient for you at a location near you.

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News Maker Lisa Wilt on the VT blood drive Mon. 4/18

Monday Apr. 18 is the date of this year’s annual Virginia Tech (VT) Memorial Blood Drive.

We spoke to the Donor Recruiter Manager for the Red Cross Lisa Wilt about the opportunity in our latest news maker.

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

Lisa tells us the drive is almost full but she reminds us to check the website daily before the event to see if any appointments have reopened.

By using the zip code 22601 at redcrossblood.org you can check on appointment opportunities.

Lisa also reminds us that we need to be sure to cancel our appointments if you can’t make it.

Canceling the appointment opens the opportunity for someone else to give.

Lisa also tells us of the incentives to give at a blood drive if saving a life isn’t enough incentive.

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News Maker Lisa Wilt of the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is coming out of it’s blood crisis now that levels have reached a venerable stage.

Donations are still vital to keep levels up.

We spoke to American Red Cross Donor Recruiter Manager Lisa Wilt about the current status of Red Cross in our latest news maker.

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

Lisa tells us about how things are improving for the Red Cross.

She also tells us about one of the largest blood drives of the year.

That blood drive is Apr. 18 in honor of the tragedy at Virginia Tech.

There are still available appointments for that drive at redcrossblood.org by using the zip code 22601.

When that drive fills up you can also find a drive close to your home by using your zip code at that same website.

Lisa also tells us about volunteer opportunities at the Red Cross as well.

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News Maker Lisa Wilt on VA. Tech memorial blood drive

The American Red Cross’s blood supply is now at the venerable level.

There are a number of appointments still open for the annual Virginia Tech (VT)  Memorial Blood Drive on Apr. 18.

We spoke with Red Cross Donor Recruiter Lisa Wilt about that and the current blood supply situation in our latest news maker.

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

Lisa tells us of the need for donors especially with the upcoming summer season.

She also tells us of the incentives available from the Red Cross for giving. 

Lisa also tells us there is still employment opportunity available from the Red Cross.

You can make an appointment to give by using your zip code at redcrossblood.org this is also the site to look for those employment opportunities.

By using the zip code 22601 you can set an appointment for the Apr. 18 VT memorial drive at that website as well.

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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.

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

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 Lisa Wilt on the Red Cross need for staffers

The American Red Cross is not just facing a blood shortage but a staffing shortage as well.

We spoke to Red Cross Donor Recruiter Lisa Wilt in our latest news maker.

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

Lisa tells us what is expected of these paid staffers and how they are trained.

Lisa also tells us of the frustration of having to turn perspective donors away because of lack of staff especially with the desperate need for blood currently.

Click here for Lisa’s interview.

If you are interested in a job opportunity with the red cross click here.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

News Maker Lisa Wilt on the Red Cross need for staffers

The American Red Cross is not just facing a blood shortage but a staffing shortage as well.

We spoke to the Red Cross Donor Recruiter Lisa Wilt in our latest news maker.

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

Lisa tells us what is expected of these paid staffers and how they are trained.

Lisa also tells us of the frustration of having to turn perspective donors away because of lack of staff especially with the desperate need for blood currently.

If you are interested in a job opportunity with the red cross click here.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.