The Need for Lifesaving Blood – How You Can Help the Red Cross Right Now

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. relies on lifesaving blood for their medical treatment. This is a staggering statistic that underscores the importance and reliance on blood collection.  The American Red Cross collects about 40% of the nation’s blood supply and provides this lifesaving blood to approximately 2,500 hospitals nationwide who use these blood […]

Introducing the 2020 Red Cross Class of Heroes: Blood Services Heroes

Patty Gonzalez and Maricela Wesby’s niece, AnaVictoria, was 13 years old when she was diagnosed with leukemia.  It took truly copious amounts of blood, donated by others, to keep her alive for the following two years. Inspired by this, Gonzalez, Wesby and their Northern Trust colleague Georgina Adan started blood drives in AnaVictoria’s memory after […]