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Red Cross, Courtland Center Hold Special Black Friday Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is partnering with Courtland Center Mall in Burton and ABC 12 this holiday season to help save lives. "What better gift to give this holiday season than the gift of life," said Colleen O'Callaghan, Donor Recruitment Representative for the American Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region.

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American Red Cross, Grand Traverse Pie Co. Have Delicious Reason For You To Donate Platelets

The American Red Cross has teamed up with the Grand Traverse Pie Company to entice people to donate platelets on Thanksgiving day. Everyone who attempts to donate platelets will get a delicious pie from the Grand Traverse Pie Company. Platelets are used to treat burn patients, cancer patients and others who are really sick. The shelf life for platelets is much shorter than for red blood cells, so taking a holiday off isn't possible for those who need these lifesaving blood products.

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Massachusetts Law Professor Calls Care Packages For U.S. Troops Shameful [VIDEO]

A Massachusetts law professor has created a campus firestorm with an email to colleagues that declares it would be 'shameful' to send care packages to U.S. troops who have gone overseas to kill other human beings. Who is this man? Michael Avery, a professor at Suffolk University Law School. Read more about the firestorm and watch the video after the jump.

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Blood and Platelet Donors Needed ASAP

The Great Lakes Region of the American Red Cross (where we live) needs to collect approximately 700 units of blood each and every day to keep up with the needs of our community's hospitals. The need for blood and blood products never takes a day off. Locally, there is an immediate need for Platelets, a blood component used to treat cancer patients and others who are very sick.

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Verlander Wins #18, Detroit Tigers Trounce Twins

The Minnesota Twins put some runners on base in the early innings, but failed to score against Detroit's Justin Verlander. By the time the Twinkies got on the scoreboard in the 8th inning, the Tigers had already crossed home plate 7 times. That was more than enough for Verlander to get win number 18 in a 7-1 Detroit victory.

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Red Cross Blood Supply Critically Low In Genesee, Lapeer & Shiawassee Counties

The American Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region is facing a critical blood shortage and is urging all eligible donors to come forward.  Summer months are typically slow for blood donations as people travel and schools are out.  Local donations are the lowest in more than a dozen years. 

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10 America-Themed Songs for the Fourth of July

American popular music has been around since before America even declared its independence. ‘Yankee Doodle,’ anyone? That classic was sung by Colonial American soldiers as early as The French and Indian War.

Since then, our country has established one of the richest musical traditions in the world. Many songs even deal with America itself, from ‘God Bless America’ to ‘God Bless the USA.’

Here’s a list of 10 to add to your Fourth of July playlist.

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