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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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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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