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Blood Donation Centers
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
U of M vs. OSU Blood Battle since 1982
Since 1982 students and fans of University of Michigan and Ohio State University have battled to donate the most blood leading up to their anticipated football game each November. For more information on this annual campaign, click here.
Those who participate in donating blood or platelets May 27-31 will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.
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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.