Navigation Links
AARP Michigan and American Red Cross Partner to Help Save Lives Through Blood Donation Drive
Date:6/12/2008

LANSING, Mich., June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A three-year-old has cancer. A young mother has unexpected complications after giving birth. Every day, patients across the United States need an average of 38,000 units of blood. That's about 15 million donations -- or nearly 40 million blood products -- transfused to 5 million patients a year. AARP Michigan is rallying its members, their families and friends to donate life-saving blood during a donation drive on June 12, 13 and 14.

AARP is again teaming up with the American Red Cross to sponsor a three-day blood donation drive. AARP members, along with their families and friends are encouraged to visit a blood donation site in their area on June 12, 13 or 14.

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives we tend to forget how important it is to give back to the community in which we live. One of the most rewarding ways to give back is to give blood.

"Through this partnership, we hope to reach out to that segment of the population who have been strong supporters of our Blood Program and clarify that there is no upper age limit to blood donation," Diane Ward, CEO of the Southeast Michigan Region Blood Services said. "The Red Cross is grateful for support from AARP Michigan and their members who are volunteering their time and giving much needed blood donations."

Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit http://www.givelife.org to find a nearby site or for more information. If you have any questions, call Karen Kafantaris or Barb Danes at the AARP Michigan state office toll-free at 1-866-227-7448.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. We produce AARP The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP Bulletin, our monthly newspaper; AARP Segunda Juventud, our bimonthly magazine in Spanish and English; NRTA Live & Learn, our quarterly newsletter for 50+ educators; and our Web site, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The American Red Cross has helped people mobilize to help their neighbors for 125 years. Last year, victims of a record 72,883 disasters, most of them fires, turned to the nearly 1 million volunteers and 35,000 employees of the Red Cross for help and hope. Through more than 800 locally supported chapters, more than 15 million people each year gain the skills they need to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their homes, communities and world. Almost 4 million people give blood -- the gift of life -- through the Red Cross, making it the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the United States. The Red Cross helps thousands of U.S. service members separated from their families by military duty stay connected. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, a global network of more than 180 national societies, the Red Cross helps restore hope and dignity to the world's most vulnerable people. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its work.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Red Cross
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Consumers Energy and the Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging Celebrate 20 Years of Helping Older Adults
2. American Red Cross of Southeastern Michigan Celebrates National CPR/AED Awareness Week
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Forum Examines Cutting-Edge Medical Care That Better Meets Patients Needs
4. Health Plan of Michigan Recognized by CIO Magazine as One of the 2008 CIO 100 Award Honorees
5. DMC Childrens Hospital of Michigan Ranked Among Americas Best
6. Forty-Two Free Clinics Across State Share $1 Million in Grants From Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
7. Health Plan of Michigan Ranked Number One Among Medicaid Health Plans in Michigan for Access to Medications for African Americans
8. McGraw Wentworth Mid-Market Group Benefits Survey Results Show Eligibility Management is Leading Cost Saving Strategy for Michigan Employers
9. Message to Michigan Residents: Forgo Fad Dieting and Join the Campaign for Healthy Weight
10. Vibra Healthcare Acquires the Kindred Long Term Acute Care Hospital in Southeastern Michigan
11. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Seeking Nominations for Outstanding Senior Advocates
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight loss ... plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, ... , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand ... project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s ... within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a ... the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who ... , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) learned ... receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance research and ... by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting pulmonary ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing their writing skills ... patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by nominating him or ... Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In April, Genome magazine ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Issue 52" report to their offering. ... treatment creates a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. ... base that will serve to drive considerable growth for effective ... serve to cap sales considerably, but development is still in ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... RIDGE, Ill. and INDIANAPOLIS ... of students receiving a Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship ... The 2016 scholarship winners, announced today online at ... to let type 1 diabetes stand in the way ... Diabetes has supported the Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  Guerbet announced today ... Inc.,s Supplier Horizon Award . One ... Guerbet was recognized for its support of Premier members ... through clinical excellence, and commitment to lower costs. ... receive this recognition of our outstanding customer service from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: