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Blood Donation Centers
When I was 18, my high school offered an extra "senior skip day" for students who donated blood at a Red Cross blood drive. At first, I jumped at the chance to get another day off school.
When I was finished donating the first time, and sitting at the refreshments table, I saw a Red Cross poster thanking us for donating and letting us know how the blood it was used. The last line said something like "thank you...for giving someone another walk on the beach and another night under the starry sky with the one they love".
From then on, I was hooked on giving. And 25 years later, I still give three or four times a year and think of that poster every time I'm sitting at the refreshments table.
—Craig's Story: 25 Years of Giving
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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.
Students ages 16-24 can participate in the Leaders Save Lives program to earn gift cards and scholarships!
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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.