Tuesday, May 21, 2013
American Red Cross of Southeastern Michigan shares ways local residents can support those affected by the disaster.
Dozens of people – including children – were killed when a massive tornado Monday afternoon ripped through the town of Moore, Okla., a suburb of Oklahoma City, according to the Associated Press. As search-and-rescue crews continue to dig through the rubble, many people are wondering what they can do to help those affected by the disaster. John Mozena, spokesperson for the American Red Cross of Southeastern Michigan, said the organization should know more later today about exactly how much help is needed. "We're still in the assessment phase of what's going on in Oklahoma with our disaster assessment professionals," he said. "You see the photos of the devastation and it's just horrific, and the people in the town have lost everything." …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Here are some tips from the American Red Cross for Southeastern Michigan.
Here comes the rain again. This week's forecast for the Southeast Michigan area shows, rain, rain and more rain. April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring flooding to the area, and the American Red Cross of Southeastern Michigan wants you to be prepared. According to a press release from the Red Cross, floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Conditions that cause flood include heavy or steady rain for several hours or days that saturate the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area. You will likely hear weather forecasters use these terms when floods are predicted in your community: 7 Tips for Responding Appropriately During a Flood 7 Tips to Stay …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Red Cross urges blood donations in unaffected areas across the country as emergency responders assess damage from Hurricane Sandy.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy has forced the cancellation of approximately 300 American Red Cross blood drives in 14 states along the East Coast, resulting in a shortfall of more than 9,000 units of blood and platelet donations. All eligible donors in unaffected parts of the country are encouraged to roll up a sleeve and give blood or platelets. “Just as Red Cross volunteers have mobilized to provide disaster relief and other emergency assistance, we are mobilizing blood and platelets donations to ensure patients have access to the potentially lifesaving blood products they need,” said Diane E. Ward, CEO for the Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. “When you donate blood or platelets through the Red Cross, you can help …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
A blood drive at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center will help a teenager get a scholarship, and help the Red Cross serve people in need.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012
The pubic is invited to be part of a blood drive on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center and have a chance to do good on several levels, while also receiving a small gift in return. The blood drive is 11 a.m.–4:45 p.m. It is organized by a Fordson High School student. This student has an opportunity to earn $500 in scholarship money if she is able to sign up enough donors to collect 30 pints of blood. Donors at this blood drive at The Center will receive an aluminum water bottle and a coupon for a small cheese pizza at Buddy's. Those who are interested in donating blood can go to www.redcrossblood.org and type in sponsor code: Dearborn. You may also contact Jennifer Killewald at Jennifer.Killewald@redcross.org…
Monday, June 25, 2012
Several upcoming blood drives will be hosted in Dearborn, according to the American Red Cross.
The American Red Cross is asking Americans to roll up their sleeve and give blood this summer. According to the Red Cross, their blood supply has reached emergency levels with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. Due partially to the early summer and a lack of scheduled blood drives, this shortfall leaves the nonprofit with half the readily available blood products on hand now than this time last year. All blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative in order to meet patient demand this summer. “Every day, the Red Cross must collect more than 17,000 pints of blood for patients at more than 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country. Of that, the Southeastern Michigan …
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 …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Five things you need to know to start your day in Dearborn.
Ready to start your day? Here's what you need to know. 1. The skies will be cloudy, but dry most of today, says the National Weather Service. But don't let that fool you. A high of 67 degrees will fall quickly, and the rain is likely to start up again tonight. 2. Coffee is good. Free coffee is better. Enjoy a free medium coffee at any 7-Eleven today from 7-11 a.m. Dearborn's stores are located at 3850 Monroe Street, 2600 S Telegraph Road and 6200 Greenfield Road. 3. Rosh Hashana, the start of the Jewish New Year, began at sundown last night. It's a good time for anyone to learn more about what the holiday means, and how it is celebrated. West Bloomfield Rabbi Jason Miller brings us 5 Things You Should Know about Rosh Hashana–a chance to …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
More than 60 American Red Cross blood drives had to be canceled due to Hurricane Irene, creating a shortfall in the nation's blood supply.
In addition to destroying millions of dollars in homes and infrastructure along the East Coast, Hurricane Irene also dealt a terrible blow to the American Red Cross' blood supply. The storm and its aftermath has forced the cancellation of more than 60 Red Cross blood drives resulting in the shortfall of more than 2,100 units of blood. Additional blood drives in the areas affected by the storm are expected to be postponed in the coming days due to storm damage and power outages as well. Thus, the Red Cross is urging people in areas unaffected by the storm to donate blood and platelets as soon as possible. Nationwide, around 44,000 blood donations are needed every day to meet the needs of accident victims, cancer patients and children with …
Friday, July 29, 2011
Visitors to the Friday market can pick up groceries, say hi to their neighbors and give blood to help the Red Cross.
Local environmental group Dearborn Goes Green is hosting a blood drive during the Dearborn Farmers Market this Friday. The blood drive will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce offices, which are located on the first floor of the Bryant Library. According to the group's Facebook event page, "Despite the ongoing efforts to call and email blood donors, the local Red Cross is unable to meet many blood orders for local hospitals in the timeliest manner." "Dearborn Goes Green is proud to support such a vital organization in our community and is asking all our members, friends and families to help us in this pursuit." Appointments are recommended, and can be set up by registering at www.redcrossblood.org …
Monday, May 23, 2011
A blood drive is being held Tuesday, May 24, at the Dearborn Blood Donation Center.
As victims of the latest deadly tornado that hit Missouri Sunday night struggle to recover their belongings and find their loved ones, the American Red Cross is accepting donations of blood and funds as they work to help storm-ravaged neighborhoods across the South and Midwest. The Red Cross opened a shelter in Joplin, MO, Sunday night, while continuing to serve areas hit by tornadoes and/or flooding in the last few weeks in Kentucky, Virginia, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont and New York. Mississippi River flooding alone has forced more than 1,000 people to seek refuge in shelters across the South, according to the Red Cross. The Red Cross estimates that it will …