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Southeastern Michigan

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  
November 1, 2012
  Annual competition between universities generates thousands of blood donations For more than 30 years strong, students and fans of the University of Michigan and Ohio State University have taken their battle off the field to help save lives through their annual Blood Battle. This year...
October 30, 2012
  Red Cross urges blood donations in areas unaffected by Sandy Hurricane Sandy has forced the cancellation of approximately 300 American Red Cross blood drives in 14 states along the East Coast, resulting in a shortfall of more than 9,000units of  blood and platelet donations already. All...
September 19, 2012
  September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month You can bring hope to a child’s life in the time it might take to eat lunch with a friend. By donating blood through the American Red Cross, you can help provide the blood some children may need for their ongoing cancer care. With September...
June 25, 2012
  The American Red Cross blood supply has reached emergency levels with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. This shortfall leaves the Red Cross with half the readily available blood products on hand now than this time last year. The Red Cross is calling on all eligible blood donors...
June 8, 2012
  Focusing on the idea that every one of us can become a hero by giving blood will be the focus of World Blood Donor Day on June 14. “The need for blood is universal, just like air or water,” said Diane E. Ward, CEO for the Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region of the...
June 8, 2012
  Summer means sun, fun and sometimes, a drop in blood donations. That’s because school’s out, and some donors who regularly give throughout the academic year might wait until fall before donating blood again.