Newsroom Archive

Southeastern Michigan

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  
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...