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Cars 108's Stu Allen donates platelets
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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 against Twins
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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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Blood Donations Slow
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Blood Supply Critically Low, Red Cross Launches Urgent Appeal For Donors

Summertime is always a tough time for blood donations.  People go away for vacations.  They are busy doing many activities.  School is out.  The last one is the biggest problem for blood collection as blood drives at high schools and colleges are one of the most reliable sources for blood. 

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Flint’s MTA Encourages National Dump The Pump Day

Today, June 16, 2011, the Flint MTA, the American Public Transportation Association, and several public transportation systems across the United States are celebrating the 6th Annual National Dump the Pump Day.

Ed Benning, General Manager of the Flint MTA, says that even driving to one of their stations and taking the bus can save you up to $8,000 annually. 

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Crim Fitness Foundation Teams Up with the American Red Cross

Are you trying to figure out a way to help the victims of the recent tornadoes? Now you can with the American Red Cross and the Crim Fitness Foundation. All you have to do is show up Saturday at the Flint Farmers Market for a "Fun'd raising run and walk."

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