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American Red Cross Honors Mothers

Great Lakes

March 29, 2011
 

 

Everyone who comes out to donate could win a special gift for Mom

 

Lansing, Mich.– The American Red Cross celebrates Mother’s Day in the Great Lakes Region by giving its donors the opportunity to win a “Mother’s Day Out” spa package.  Everyone who comes out to donate blood at any Red Cross blood drive or donor center throughout the 65-county region in April will have a chance to win a day at a local spa (a value of $125) for Mom.

“We are excited to do something special for Mother’s Day,” said Sharon Jaksa, CEO for the Great Lakes Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. “One way we can show our appreciation for our donors is by helping them do something special for Mom.”

This past winter, the American Red Cross experienced the largest shortfall in blood collections in more than a decade.  The American Red Cross was unable to collect more than 28,000 units of blood throughout the country and is trying to rebuild and maintain a healthy blood supply. Donating in April is a way to help replenish the blood supply and have a chance to win a gift for Mom for Mother’s Day. 

In addition to having the opportunity to win a “Mother’s Day Out”, the American Red Cross, in partnership with Pacific Shaving Company is celebrating Earth Month in the Great Lakes Region by providing everyone who comes out to donate this April with a free sample of the company’s eco-friendly shaving oil.