This past week, the American Red Cross of Oklahoma was awarded a generous grant from a local Health Foundation. Red Cross volunteer and supporter, Dennis Stolpner, shares the chapter’s recent announcement:

The American Red Cross of Oklahoma has recently received a $25,000 grant thanks to the efforts of the Presbyterian Health Foundation.  The grant will be specifically allocated for the purpose of improving therapeutic blood transfusions for patients diagnosed with sickle cell disease.

As reported in Dennis Stolpner’s previous blog post, the American Red Cross is currently in desperate need of donations for individuals with sickle cell disease.  In Columbus, Georgia, donors had the opportunity to be tested for COVID-19 antibodies.  This testing is available at most Red Cross blood drives across the country.  Contact your local chapter for details!