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Blood Supply Shortages Reported Throughout U.S.
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Red Cross ‘Race For Life’ Blood Drive Tuesday at Courtland Center

Some people wonder if they have made a difference in their lives. Blood donors don't have that problem. Every time you donate blood, you can save as many as three lives. Your donation is needed and it is meaningful. Summertime is a time when donations typically drop off, so you help is needed now.

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Bob Seger’s Inspiration For ‘Night Moves’

It's always curious as to what inspires a hit song. For local hero, Bob Seger, it was a trip to the movies that inspired one of his biggest hits, "Night Moves". In 1976 Seger pushed his story about growing up in Michigan into a top five hit and established himself in music circles

across America. Up until this time Seger had been pretty much a regional star, selling out shows at Cobo Hall in Detroit, but not making much impact on the national music scene. "Night Moves" changed everything. What movie was it that inspired him?

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Karaoke Contest Benefits The American Red Cross

Tonight is week six of the "Goodfellas Sing For Your Life Karaoke Extravaganza," and we need your help to benefit the American Red Cross.
Contestant have to buy-in to the battle to win their share of over $1,000 in cash and prizes!  We feature celebrity judges every week.  Last week, J. Patrick realized how tough the competition is.  Tonight George McIntyre will be on our celebrity panel.

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Tips for building a healthier Easter basket
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Tips for Creating a Healthier Easter Basket

Fruits and veggies are probably not what your kids are expecting to see in their Easter baskets. But there is a way to make candy choices that are a little more healthy.

Here are a few tips from the American Dietetic Association.

Read also: How old is too old for an Easter basket? Take our Cars 108 listener survey.

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Red Cross Workers Strike in Michigan

I was supposed to donate platelets at the Flint Red Cross Donor Center this weekend. My appointment was canceled as more than 200 American Red Cross workers in Michigan went on strike this morning.

Staff members represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union and Teamsters walked out because of a dispute over health care benefits.

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Karaoke With A Cause [POLL]

I have been hosting karaoke in town for almost 14 years.  I really enjoy interacting with a live audience, and sometimes am blown away by some of the local talent.

That being said, there have been many singers over the years that make me want to shove an ice pick in my ears.  Tonight, I have the honor of  hosting a 10-week karaoke contest to benefit the American Red Cross.

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Blood Donations Slow
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Deferral For Blood Donors With Tattoos Eliminated by Red Cross

The American Red Cross Great Lakes Region will soon allow people who have had tattoos in the last 12 months to donate blood. The Red Cross uses the American Association of Blood Banking (AABB) standards on whether or not to defer persons who received a tattoo in the previous 12 months. Potential donors who have received a tattoo in a facility that uses sterile needles and single-use ink will soon be approved in Michigan.

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‘American Idol’ Reacts to Kelly Clarkson Mentoring on ‘The Voice’

After ‘The Voice‘ mentors shared their choice words about the music industry, their biggest competition voiced their opinions as well. The ‘American Idol‘ team took a dig at the NBC show — while simultaneously saying Kelly Clarkson‘s guest mentor stint was flattering for their own series.

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Give The Gift of Life This Holiday Season

With the holiday season, we have endured a constant barrage of solicitations from charities. The need is real, but many of us are wondering how we are going to pay our own bills. You want to help somehow. You can, and you don't need to get out your checkbook. By donating blood through the American Red Cross, you are literally giving the gift of life. The need for blood and blood products never takes a holiday.

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