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Celebrate March: Red Cross Month

March is C Month IN 1943, PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT PROCLAIMED MARCH IS RED CROSS MONTH. Seventy years later, the Red Cross is honored to have President Obama proclaim March is Red Cross Month, just as each of his predecessors did. We celebrate this month with the No. 16 Red Cross Ford, encouraging racing fans to #GiveBlood. Did You Know? The Red Cross has been collecting blood since 1941 It began as a war-relief effort when the United States Congress designated the Red Cross to organize a Blood Donor Service. This program ran through 1945 and collected more than 13 MILLION UNITS OF LIFESAVING BLOOD! 10 US RESIDENTS THAT'S 1 UNIT PER EVERY In 1948, the Red Cross began the first nationwide blood program for civilians by opening its first ROCHESTER collection center in Rochester, N.Y. Just one short year later, in 1949, there were 31 American Red Cross Regional Blood Centers. Give Blod of nation's blood supply, collecting nearly Now, the Red Cross provides about 40% 6 MILLION UNITS A YEAR. WHEN YOU GIVE BLOOD, YOU MAY SAVE UP TO LIVES WITH EACH DONATION. YOU COULD HELP SAVE THE LIFE OF SOMEONE LIKE OR OR Marquita Gaines who was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease at birth. Every six Lindsay Crowder, a 12-year old girl, who received more than 100 transfusions of blood and platelets during her relapse with leukemia at age 6. Millions of other people who are in need of blood donations everyday. weeks she receives red blood cell transfusions. Join us this March to celebrate Red Cross Month: 3 Cheer on Greg Biffle in the No. 16 Red Cross Ford. He's a blood donor, too! Share this infographic Visit to find a blood drive near you American Red Cross

Celebrate March: Red Cross Month

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The Red Cross and Greg Biffle celebrate March is Red Cross Month with blood donation facts and a new No. 16 Red Cross Ford at the March 10 Las Vegas race. Follow @RedCrossRacing on Twitter.


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