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May 5, 2014
    Begin your summer by saving lives   Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer season and sun-filled, carefree days ahead.  The true meaning of the holiday is to honor members of the United States Armed Forces who gave the ultimate sacrifice while protecting and...
January 9, 2014
    Red Cross calls for blood and platelet donations after severe winter weather impacts collections As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations.
November 7, 2013
  Annual Blood Battle 2013 Underway Will the University of Michigan Wolverines or the Ohio State University Buckeyes win this year’s trophy and bragging rights?  The two schools have been sports rivals for years, but since 1981, their battle has spilled from the football field onto...
September 25, 2013
   Blood donations an important part of being prepared  September is National Preparedness Month, and the American Red Cross encourages individuals to take action to plan and prepare for an emergency and to donate blood.  “Disasters can strike at any time and being...
September 25, 2013
    National initiatives highlight importance of regular blood donations  The American Red Cross is urging blood donations during September to help support the initiatives of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month.
August 27, 2013
  With the arrival of Labor Day and the unofficial end to summer, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to roll up a sleeve and give blood or platelets to help ensure sufficient supplies over the holiday weekend. Those who present to donate between Aug. 26 and Sept. 9 could win one...
July 24, 2013
    Red Cross says there is an urgent need for platelets and specific blood types   While  thousands of people have responded to the recent emergency call for blood and platelet donations from the American Red Cross, there remains an urgent need for platelet donors, as well as...
July 11, 2013
  Blood donations down about 10 percent in June Detroit, Michigan, July 9, 2013 – The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because many fewer donations than expected were received in June and the...
July 11, 2013
  Help build the community blood supply this summer  Communities across America celebrate Independence Day each year with fireworks, barbecues and get-togethers. And while such activities are summer favorites, citizens can add another tradition to the mix by coming to donate blood through...
June 11, 2013
  It's a Time to Recognize and Encourage Blood Donations Each June 14th countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the campaign which is sponsored by the World Health Organization to raise awareness of the need for safe blood...