Newsroom Archive

Great Lakes

 
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...
March 14, 2016
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Central Michigan University and Western Michigan University are once again teaming up with the American Red Cross to help save lives.   The 2016 CMU-WMU Blood Battle runs March 21 through April 6 at various sites on the Mount Pleasant campus.  For more than...
March 14, 2016
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — In 2004, Brian Boyle’s life changed in an instant when his car was hit by a dump truck in Welcome, Maryland. The then 18-year-old lost 60 percent of his blood and was airlifted to a trauma hospital. During numerous operations, Brian received 36 blood transfusions, 13...
March 2, 2016
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross honors those who donate blood and platelets, organize blood drives and volunteer in communities across the country. These everyday heroes are the face of the Red Cross and help save lives.