Red Cross Month: your donation counts

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – March is Red Cross Month, a national tradition that began nearly 80 years ago when President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the first national proclamation of Red Cross Month recognizing those who give back through charity. through the American Red Cross.

Join Red Cross Month by visiting redcross.org to donate money, donate blood, volunteer, or take a course in lifesaving skills like first aid and CPR. Learn more about the resources offered by the North Alabama Chapter here.

You could help save the life of a friend or neighbor. Tenecia Smith is a mother of two and was diagnosed with sickle cell disease when she was just a baby. It is a painful and debilitating disease that often leads to serious complications such as organ failure, stroke and death.

The Red Cross supports one of the most critical treatments for sickle cell disease: blood transfusions. For many patients, including Tenecia, a close blood type match is essential and is found in donors of the same race or similar ethnicity.

On Tuesday, March 8, Alabama A&M, Oakwood University, and the Red Cross are teaming up to host a blood drive at the A&M Student Center from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. But you can donate at any time, simply by visiting or calling the nearest Red Cross office. The Huntsville office is located at 1015 Airport Road. The number is (256) 536-0084.


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