American Red Cross Receives $3,000 Grant to Support Blood Saves Lives Fighting Cancer Initiative in Ohio River Valley Region

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The American Red Cross has received a $3,000 grant from the Memorial Health Foundation to support its Blood Saves Lives Fighting Cancer initiative. Sharon Kesselring, executive director of the American Red Cross of the Ohio River Valley, expressed excitement for the partnership with the Health System. The foundation’s board of trustees voted to award the grant due to the important role that the American Red Cross plays in patient care within the Health System and in the region.

The grant will be used to help with the collection and processing of blood products for those in need in the area. Blood transfusions can be crucial in cancer treatment, providing relief from symptoms caused by chemotherapy treatments. Julie Dye and Jill Deming presented the grant on behalf of the foundation at Memorial Health System’s first blood drive of 2024.

The next Memorial Health Foundation grant cycle opens on July 1. More information about how to apply can be found online at

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