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Blood Supply Shortages Reported Throughout U.S.
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American Red Cross Issues Emergency Call For Blood And Platelets

Our local food shelves aren't the only thing that takes a toll during the holidays.  This busy time of year also affects are donated blood supply.  There are lots of legitimate reasons for the blood shortage.  People are busier this time of year and there's a better chance that they may have a cold or the flu.  But, the need exists, can you give an hour of your time and the gift of life?  One donation could save up to three lives.

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211 is the Number to Call in Duluth if You Need Help Recovering From the Storms

On Wednesday, July 27, Duluth Mayor Emily Larson gathered with Duluth City Councilors, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, CHUM and 211 to announce that 211 is the number to call if you need help recovering from the storms.

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Holiday Mail for Heros
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Send Your Gratitude And Holiday Well Wishes To Those That Serve Our Country Through Holiday Mails For Heros

There are many soldiers that long to be home for the holidays with their families, but are still abroad or are recovering in hospitals after being wounded in the line of duty.  “Holiday Mail for Heroes” with the American Red Cross is an easy way for you to let them know they are thought of and thank them for their sacrifices for our freedom.  You are encouraged to sign a holiday card that will be sent to a military member or wounded warrior.

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Red Cross Launches Powerful New App with Everything You Need to Know in an Emergency

When an emergency happens in your life, your first thought is what you need to do to protect your family and friends.  Access to information is crucial, and now the Red Cross has made it easier to get that information.

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January is National Blood Donor Month, Make Donating Your New Years Resolution

I'm the first to admit it, I don't donate blood regularly.  Quit staring at me.  Okay, fine, I never donate blood, but I plan on changing that.  January is National Blood Donor Month and the American Red Cross is reporting the need for donors, so it sounds like the perfect time.

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Volunteer To Send Holiday Wishes to Our Local Service Men and Women with “Holiday Mail for Heroes”

There are many soldiers that long to be home for the holidays with their families, but are still abroad or are recovering in hospitals after being wounded in the line of duty.  “Holiday Mail for Heroes” with the American Red Cross is an easy way for us to let them know we’re thinking of them and thank them for their sacrifices for our freedom.  You are encouraged to sign a holiday card that will be sent to a military member or wounded warrior.

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American Red Cross Launches New Flood App for Mobile Devices [Download the App Now]

Until the flood of June 2012 I wouldn't think I needed this app on my mobile phone.  Now, I'm grateful to the American Red Cross for thinking ahead to provide the app and potentially save lives and minimize loss.  It's free and you'll have instant access to local and real-time information.  Download the app now!

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Holiday Mail for Heros
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Send Your Gratitude and Best Wishes to Those that Serve Our Country with “Holiday Mail for Heroes”

There are many soldiers that long to be home for the holidays with their families, but are still abroad or are recovering in hospitals after being wounded in the line of duty.  “Holiday Mail for Heroes” with the American Red Cross is an easy way for us to let them know we’re thinking of them and thank them for their sacrifices for our freedom.  You are encouraged to sign a holiday card that will be sent to a military member or wounded warrior.

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Safety is in Your Hand with the New Red Cross Tornado Warning and Alert App

The Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross is always there to help after a disaster.  They are also there to help prevent a disaster with the new Tornado App that is available for your iPhone and Android communications.  It even has interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice.  Details and download it here.

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The flu vaccine is the first step, but not the only step to stay healthy - Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
The flu vaccine is the first step, but not the only step to stay healthy - Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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American Red Cross Urges Everyone To Get Flu Shot Now; Here are Flu Prevention Tips, Flu Symptoms, and When to Call the Doctor

The flu is in the news again this year as cases across the country continue to mount at alarming rates.  In Minnesota alone, over 900 people have already been hospitalized  this season.  This flu season is already being compared to the deadly pandemic of 2009 and, sadly, the recent flu related deaths of young otherwise healthy people in Minnesota are not the only such cases in the United States.  While the flu vaccine is not a guarantee you won't get the flu, it does lower your chances.  The American Red Cross is urging everyone to get flu vaccines now and they offer some great tips for you and your family to be aware of.

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Arcelormittal and the American Red Cross Give Away Free Smoke Detectors to Northlanders

The ArcelorMittal Corporation has teamed up with the Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross to help distribute a total of 100 free smoke detectors to area residents. 

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Deadline to Sign and Send a Holiday Card for a Military Member or Wounded Vet is This Friday [Video]

What a wonderful feeling, knowing many of our hometown soldiers from the 148th Fighter Wing recently returned safely to their family, their friends, their homes.  I had the honor of hanging with one such Vet this past Friday! (had a great time Sterling!)  However, there are still many soldiers that are longing to be home for the holidays with their families, but are still abroad or are recovering in hospitals after being wounded in the line of duty.  "Holiday Mail for Heros" is an easy way for us to let them know we're thinking of them and thank them for their sacrifices for our freedom.

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