Memorial Health Foundation Supports American Red Cross’ Blood Saves Lives Initiative in Cancer Treatment

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The American Red Cross’ Blood Saves Lives Fighting Cancer initiative has received a $3,000 grant from the Memorial Health Foundation to support its efforts in providing blood products to patients fighting cancer in the region. Sharon Kesselring, executive director of the American Red Cross of the Ohio River Valley, expressed her excitement for this new 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 throughout the entire region. The grant will help with the collection and processing of blood products for those in need in the area.

Julie Dye and Jill Deming presented the grant on behalf of the foundation at Memorial Health System’s first blood drive of 2024. They explained how blood transfusions can be crucial in cancer treatment, providing relief from symptoms caused by chemotherapy treatments.

The next Memorial Health Foundation grant cycle opens on July 1, and more information can be found online at

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