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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...
July 5, 2016
LANSING, Mich. — The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.  
June 7, 2016
  LANSING, Mich. — The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.  
May 25, 2016
  OWOSSO, Mich.—The American Red Cross and Young Chevrolet-Cadillac in Owosso are once again partnering to host the largest blood drive in Shiawassee County history. Eligible donors are encouraged to roll-up a sleeve and help save lives during the Tony Young Day of Giving.   The...
May 25, 2016
  FENNVILE, Mich. — The American Red Cross is proud to once again partner with the Heart Team and the community of Fennville to honor Fennville High School senior Wes Leonard. Leonard passed away unexpectedly in 2011 on the basketball court after making the game-winning shot to send the...
April 26, 2016
LANSING, Mich. — May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs.   Each year, trauma accounts for approximately 41...
March 24, 2016
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Show your ‘Bronco Pride’ by rolling up a sleeve and donating blood during the 2nd Annual “Bronco Blood Bash” at Western Michigan University.  The blood drive takes place Thursday, April 7 from 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. at the Bernhard Center on...
March 23, 2016
  LANSING, Mich.  — The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients.   Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the...