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Southeastern Michigan

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...
April 9, 2013
  As the snow melts and spring rains bring fresh flowers, green grass, and warmer weather, the American Red Cross encourages area residents to be a part of change, too.
March 6, 2013
  National Red Cross Month is a time for volunteer activity, blood donation    Years can be counted. Timelines can be drawn. But the number of lives affected throughout the history of the American Red Cross is boundless.
February 8, 2013
  American Red Cross Calls for Donors Due to weather-related blood drive cancellations on Friday, February 8, 2013, the American Red Cross urges donors who can safely go to one of the following donor sites, to do so today.  The donor center locations and Friday, February 8, 2013, hours...
January 8, 2013
  Many New Year’s resolutions focus on breaking bad habits.  The American Red Cross is encouraging you to take up a positive habit instead.
January 8, 2013
 Since 1970, blood collection organizations like the American Red Cross have designated January as National Blood Donor Month.  Each year, about 9.5 million volunteers donate around 16 million units of whole blood and red blood cells.  About 20 percent of these donors are giving...
November 5, 2012
    November 8 event seeks African American blood donors