American Red Cross issues emergency need for blood donors

The American Red Cross issued an emergency need for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and help save patient lives following a busy Independence Day week. Currently blood donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in—blood donors are needed to help avoid delays in lifesaving medical care. Schedule your blood donation appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org. Fewer blood donors and blood drives last week have escalated the Red Cross call for all blood and platelet donors to help ensure hospital needs are met. More…

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Calgary Police Service Gives Organ Donors A Second Chance During National Organ Donation Month

Calgary Police Service Deputy Chief Ryan Ayliffe announced today that the department has joined forces with police in California to raise awareness and increase the number of organ donors in Canada and the U.S. The Second Chances awareness initiative launched this weekend, with a blitz in the cities of Calgary, Fullerton and Placentia, where officers who encountered organ donors with minor traffic violations were giving offenders a second chance (a warning as opposed to a fine) for giving someone a second chance at life by registering to be an organ…

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