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Donor Stories


I will remember the first time I gave blood for the rest of my life. It was my first term of my freshman year of college. A bunch of us decided we needed to give blood. Some people had scheduled appointments but we were just looking to give. I had never given before so I was a little nervous. All four us gave and were happy to do it. We felt we had to help in some way. I have given many times since but that day was special. It was September 12th, 2001.


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Pint Size Heroes Program

Beginning in 2005, the Pint Size Hero program is a community service project developed by the American Red Cross to introduce children to the importance of donating blood. The program encourages students to invite parents, guardians and other adults to give blood on their behalf. For information on hosting a Pint Size Heroes blood drive, contact Cheryl Champine at 313-549-7048 or by e-mail

Winner of Ford Fusion Lease Announced


Congratulations to Michele Trondle of St. Clair Shores,  who won a two-year lease on a brand new Ford Fusion from Jorgensen Ford.

Everyone who came to donate blood from January 1 through March 31 was automatically entered into the drawing for the lease. In addition each week during the 12-week campaign one lucky person who came to donate was randomly selected to win a $125 gas card. 

Trondle is the blood drive coordinator at Seco Tools US in Troy, and was entered to win the lease when she presented to donate at the Seco blood drive. 

On hand for the presentation were, from left: James D. Flickema, CEO for the Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region of the Red Cross, Timothy Jorgensen of Jorgensen Ford, Michele Trondle, and Merlton Brandenberg of Jorgensen Ford.



July 22, 2014
American Red Cross issues urgent call for blood and platelet donors Blood donations needed now to prevent emergency situation   The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.  
May 29, 2014
American Red Cross launches “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” blood donation campaign The American Red Cross “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” campaign reminds blood donors that they can give hope to patients by rolling up a sleeve.

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Host a Mini Blood Drive!

Your Organization Could Help Save Lives

Not every organization or business is able to host a blood drive at its own facility.  Smaller organizations and businesses can be part of the Red Cross team by sponsoring a blood drive at a local American Red Cross Blood Donor Center. 

The Mini Blood Drive Program is a quick and easy, outreach opportunity for smaller groups. Your group provides the donors and someone to coordinate the blood drive, and the Red Cross provides the place as well as support and publicity materials to help make the drive a success.

For more information or to schedule a Mini Blood Drive please contact Cheryl Champine at (313) 549-7048 or by email.


African-American Leadership Conference

The African American Leadership Conference Mission:
Educate the general public about the dire need for additional blood donors,
Provide opportunities for our community to donate,
Empower each individual to realize that each and every blood donation saves lives and
Impact our community by increasing the number of blood donors and blood donations.