Memorial Health Foundation Awards $3,000 Grant to American Red Cross’ Blood Saves Lives Fighting Cancer Initiative

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The American Red Cross’ Blood Saves Lives Fighting Cancer initiative has been awarded a $3,000 grant by the Memorial Health Foundation. The grant will be used to support the collection and processing of blood products for patients in need of cancer treatment in the area.

Sharon Kesselring, executive director of the American Red Cross of the Ohio River Valley, expressed excitement for the partnership with Memorial Health System. She noted that blood transfusions can be crucial in cancer treatment and help alleviate symptoms caused by chemotherapy treatments.

The foundation’s board of trustees voted to award the grant due to the important role that blood donation plays in patient care within Memorial Health System and throughout the region. 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, and more information can be found online at

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