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The coronavirus was present in the U.S. weeks earlier than scientists and public health officials previously thought, and before cases in China were publicly identified, according to a new government study published Monday.

The virus and the illness that it causes, COVID-19, were first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, but it wasn't until about Jan. 20 that the first confirmed COVID-19 case, from a traveler returning from China, was found in the U.S.

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The coronavirus pandemic and the upcomng holiday season present a real challenge for the nation's blood supply.  Now, the Red Cross is testing blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies to encourage donations.  

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The American Red Cross is assisting in recovery efforts in Hopkinsville following the storms that impacted the area on Saturday.

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The American Red Cross is holding a community Blood Drive in Benton on Tuesday, January 30. The Marshall Strong Blood Drive will be in the Marshall County Arts Center from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

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The American Red Cross is extending their services to aid those impacted by Marshall County shooting.

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  The American Red Cross expects to be in Texas helping residents recover from Hurricane Harvey for several months, and in Florida if Hurricane Irma strikes.

Editor's note on Sept. 1: Some listeners and readers have asked why NPR pressed Red Cross operations and logistics executive Brad Kieserman about how much of the money his organization receives will actually be spent on helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey. NPR's questions were follow-ups to several years of reporting by NPR and ProPublica about shortcomings in the organization's disaster relief operations and misleading claims about its finances. NPR has asked several times in recent years to speak with Red Cross President and CEO Gail J. McGovern.

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American Red Cross volunteers from Paducah and Owensboro are en-route to aid in tropical storm Harvey recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana. 

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The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood donations in central Kentucky citing a "critical" supply shortage.

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The American Red Cross annual New Year’s blood drive in Paducah is desperate for donors.

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