American Red Cross http://news.stlpublicradio.org en As Snow Melts, Red Cross Calls for Blood Donations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/snow-melts-red-cross-calls-blood-donations <p></p><p>The American Red Cross is asking donors to help replenish the St. Louis region’s blood supply after snow and frigid weather prevented blood collection for several days.</p><p>Red Cross spokesman Dan Fox says snow and cold across the country have led to a shortfall in donations.</p><p>“Here in the Missouri-Illinois region over the past five or six days, we’ve had to cancel more than 30 blood drives because of the weather,” Fox says. “And as a result of that, we’re seeing a shortfall of close to 900 units of blood and platelets.”</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 03:02:39 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 32956 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org As Snow Melts, Red Cross Calls for Blood Donations Anheuser-Busch Contributes Drinking Water To Hurricane Recovery http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/anheuser-busch-contributes-drinking-water-hurricane-recovery <p>Anheuser-Busch is in the process of packaging over one million cans of drinking water for victims of Hurricane Sandy that hit the northeast early this week.</p><p>The St. Louis-based company has the ability to easily convert one or more of its beer-production lines to produce drinking water, which is something it has done in the wake of natural disasters since the late 1980s.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 21:35:54 +0000 Tina Eaton 6015 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Anheuser-Busch Contributes Drinking Water To Hurricane Recovery Extreme heat impacting blood donations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/extreme-heat-impacting-blood-donations <p>The American Red Cross has issued an urgent appeal for blood donors.</p><p>Donations to the Red Cross are down ten percent across the country in June, and officials with the agency say the current blood supply is half the level it was last year when it issued a similar plea.</p><p>Local Red Cross spokesman Dan Fox says the extreme heat keeps potential donors away.&nbsp; He says people tend to give when natural disasters strike, even though the need is year-round.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 11:29:52 +0000 Sydney Miller 3995 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Extreme heat impacting blood donations Red Cross national disaster warehouse prepares for severe weather http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/red-cross-national-disaster-warehouse-prepares-severe-weather <p>A year after one of the worst winters in decades, emergency officials say St. Louis is prepared for more severe weather.&nbsp;City and county officials were briefed Thursday on the American Red Cross&#39;s preparations at its national disaster warehouse in north St. Louis.</p><p>Mary Anderson, the Red Cross&#39; regional director of disaster services says since last year&#39;s devastating tornados that struck Missouri, the Red Cross is making space in the 100,000 square-foot facility for more supplies.</p> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 00:06:18 +0000 Joseph Leahy 2806 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Red Cross national disaster warehouse prepares for severe weather