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December 19, 2016
As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.  
December 15, 2016
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Friends, family and colleagues of Lisa Zuk remember her as someone with a strong desire to help others and a sense of humor that brightened the spirits of those around her. The 14-year veteran of the Kalamazoo Public Safety Department lost her battle with breast cancer on...
December 15, 2016
  TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The American Red Cross is partnering with Bill Marsh Buick-GMC to ensure patients have the blood they need this holiday season. The public is invited to donate blood during the annual Traverse City Holiday Blood Drive on Thursday, Dec. 22 from noon to 5:45 p.m....
December 5, 2016
It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady....
November 22, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.   Busy holiday schedules and travel...
October 18, 2016
  LANSING, Mich.— The American Red Cross has an emergency need for eligible donors in the Mid-Michigan area to make an appointment now to give platelets to ensure critical patient needs are met. Platelets, the clotting portion of blood primarily given to cancer patients during treatment...
October 10, 2016
  EAST LANSING, Mich.— The American Red Cross, Michigan State University and Penn State University are once again teaming up for the 23rd annual MSU-PSU Blood Challenge.  All eligible MSU students, staff, alumni and fans are encouraged to roll up their sleeves to help save lives...
September 1, 2016
  ADRIAN, Mich.— Each year many Americans observe the anniversary of 9/11 by donating blood with the American Red Cross. Eligible donors are encouraged to roll up a sleeve and honor all those who serve and sacrifice for our country at the 4th Annual “Drive of Remembrance” on...
August 29, 2016
It’s a battle to help save lives. The annual ‘Battle of the Banks’ blood challenge is a friendly competition to see which Bay City bank can collect the most pints of blood.  This year, six (6) area banks are taking part to help ensure blood is available to patients who need...
July 26, 2016
  LANSING, Mich. - While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is...