To supplement a critically low blood supply in the area, the city is sponsoring two Red Cross blood drives on Dec. 27 and 28. Find out how to sign up here.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Blood and platelet donors of all blood types are needed as the Red Cross' blood supply drops to emergency levels.
The following information was provided by the American Red Cross Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region. The American Red Cross blood supply has reached emergency levels with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. This shortfall leaves the Red Cross with half the readily available blood products on hand now than this time last year. The Red Cross is calling on all eligible blood donors – now more than ever – to roll up a sleeve and give as soon as possible. All blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative in order to meet patient demand this summer. An unseasonably early start to spring may be a contributing factor to this year’s decrease in donations. Many regular donors got an early…
Monday, October 17, 2011
Local blood and platelet supplies are dangerously low, says American Red Cross.
The American Red Cross is asking anyone who is eligible to donate blood or platelets to do so as soon as possible, warning that local supplies are currently insufficient to meet the needs of our community’s hospitals in a timely manner. The Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross needs 900 units of life-saving blood each and every day, according to a press release from the American Red Cross. To get as many donations as possible with the greatest efficiency, Red Cross officials are asking eligible blood and platelet donors to make appointments or to keep the appointments they have already made. To make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors can also click here …