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American Red Cross Asks Eligible Blood Donors to Give a Gift That Can Save a Life

The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to give something that means something this winter.

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Commemorate ‘Patriot Day’ by Donating Blood with the American Red Cross

Each year 9/11 is designated 'Patriot Day', by the President who encourages citizens to find and volunteer for service opportunities. The Red Cross hopes you'll give by donating blood

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American Red Cross Mobilizing Aid for East Coast Storm Victims

With superstorm Sandy bearing down on the eastern seaboard of the United States the American Red Cross is mobilizing volunteers and supplies to send to affected areas.

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Need For Blood Never Takes a Holiday

While most of us are enjoying our extended Labor Day weekend, someone is in need of blood products to save their life.  The need for blood is there 24/7, 365 days a year.  That is where you come in.

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Red Cross Staff Returns To Work, Time to Save Some Lives

The strike between blood services workers and the American Red Cross has been suspended, with the staff returning to work without a contract. Negotiations will continue between the union and the Red Cross to resolve the issues that led to the strike and a stoppage of blood collections for several weeks.

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March is American Red Cross Month

By Presidential Proclamation, March is American Red Cross month. Since 1943 Americans have recognized the Red Cross for the many ways they help people. The Red Cross collects blood (I'm a regular platelet donor) and blood products to help save lives

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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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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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Red Cross Dealing With Hurricane Irene And Possible Strike

With a large portion of the East Coast still reeling from the destruction of Hurricane Irene, the American Red Cross is urging you to donate blood and blood platelets to make up for the shortfall of blood collections in that region.

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American Red Cross Hosts Dinner for Donors Tomorrow

In a recent press release, the local American Red Cross says they desperately need help with blood donations. You can help out by coming out tomorrow from 11am to 5pm for the First Dinner for Donors Summer Event at Firkin & Fox.

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