Find out how to sign up for the blood drives, held Dec. 27 and 28 at the Troy Community Center.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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.
Monday, April 9, 2012
The blood drives will be held at the Troy Community Center on April 25 and 26.
To supplement critically low blood supplies in the area, the City of Troy is sponsoring two Red Cross blood drives on Wednesday, April 25 and Thursday, April 26 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. in room 305 of the Troy Community Center. And for those who prefer to donate blood later in the day, First Presbyterian Church of Troy is also hosting a blood drive on April 25 from 2-8 p.m. "The blood needs of our community can only be met by support from volunteer blood donors," City of Troy Community Affairs Director Cindy Stewart said. "Donations are critical for burn victims, open-heart surgeries, some chemotherapy and leukemia patients, and disaster relief. One donation can help save the lives of up to three people." The Community Affairs Office at City …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Area blood supplies are low due to cold and flu season, and the Red Cross is asking for help.
A recent outbreak of colds and influenza in southeast Michigan has caused many individuals who had intended to donate blood to tell the Red Cross they can't give right now due to illness. Unfortunately, that means the blood supply in local hospitals and medical facilities in southeast Michigan is dwindling quickly, causing the Red Cross to issue an urgent plea for healthy blood donors to step forward and give. "The Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region must collect 900 units of blood each and every day to support the needs of our local hospitals," said Martha Kurtz, communications associate for the Red Cross. "Our blood donors are so supportive, we felt if they knew about our current situation, they’d understand how much we need and …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Blood drive coordinator Beverly Wiles hopes to reach 100 units of blood by the end of Wednesday's Red Cross blood drive.
Troy resident Beverly Wiles, 71, has been organizing blood drives for more than 20 years. During Wednesday's blood drive at the Troy Police and Fire Training Center, she set her most ambitious blood drive goal ever. "I want 80 to 100 units," Wiles said. "I'm still shooting for 100, though." Wiles, a member of the Troy Fire Department Women's Auxiliary, said she has 53 appointments scheduled – including her own – as well as five double red cell donations. The blood drive runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, but as of 11 a.m., Wiles had already signed in more than 20 donors. "The blood is badly needed all year long," Wiles said. The drive, which draws in firefighters – including Troy Fire Chief William Nelson – as well as civilians, is run…
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Donors have a chance to win tickets to the Michigan-Michigan State football game October 15.
Do you bleed maize and blue? How about green and white? Prove it this week by donating blood to the American Red Cross and earn a chance to win football tickets to see the University of Michigan take on Michigan State in East Lansing on Oct. 15. "The blood needs of our community can only be met by support from volunteer blood donors, Troy city spokeswoman Cindy Stewart said in a news release. "Donations are critical for burn victims, open-heart surgeries, some chemotherapy and leukemia patients and disaster relief. One donation can help save the lives of up to three people." To help supplement supplies, the city of Troy is partnering with the American Red Cross to host blood drives on Wednesday and Thursday at the Troy Community Center. …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
City, school and church join the American Red Cross to tap area residents for blood.
To supplement critically low blood supplies in the area, the City of Troy, Troy School District and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church are sponsoring a four-day blood drive next week throughout the city. “The blood needs of our community can only be met by support from volunteer blood donors,” said Cindy Steward, city spokeswoman. “Donations are critical for burn victims, open-heart surgeries, some chemotherapy and leukemia patients, and disaster relief. One donation can help save the lives of up to three people.” The Southeastern Michigan American Red Cross supports patients at 43 hospitals across five counties. About 900 units of blood are needed each day. The Red Cross blood drive will run from Monday, July 18 through Thursday, July 21. The…
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Elementary school partners with Inpro Insurance an Red Cross to provide a fun fair and blood drive during which 150 pints of blood were collected.
Children had their faces painted and played carnival games last week while parents donated blood at the Barnard Elementary School Fun Fair. End result: 150 pints of blood collected, with an equal number of kids covered in face paint, cotton candy and smiles. The fair, held in conjunction with Inpro Insurance Group, allowed parents and children to purchase wristbands to access all of the attractions at the fun fair – food stands, carnival games, inflatables, face-painting and balloon animals made by clowns. A big hit among the children were the giant Nestle bunny, who came from the Nestle Toll House Cafe, and the princesses, who came from Tea Party Castle. Food was provided by Hungry Howie's Pizza, Nestle Toll House Cafe, Tea Party Castle …