Red Cross seeks volunteers, blood donors

The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers and blood donors. To ensure that the Red Cross has enough volunteers to continue responses to local and national disasters, the agency invites West Michigan residents to become trained volunteers. Classes are being offered across the region beginning in September. If you are interested in volunteering for the Red Cross, and receiving the training necessary to help out in your community and across the country, call 1-800-482-2411 for more information.
Anonymous
Sep 1, 2011

The Red Cross is urging immediate blood and platelet donations in areas unaffected by Hurricane Irene. Since the storm began its path along the East Coast, it has forced the cancellation of more than 60 American Red Cross blood drives and a loss of more than 2,100 units of blood. Platelets have a shelf-life of just five days, so

it is imperative that there are enough platelets on hand to meet everyone’s needs.

The Grand Haven Eagles Aerie 925, 20 N. Second St., will host an American Red Cross blood drive from noon to 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood or platelets, or to host a blood drive in your community, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Comments

HoustonVronm

The rise after the Hurricane Irene attacked is indeed a valuable plan to step for. Hurricane Irene is one of the strong hurricanes that destroys billions of properties and even kill lives too. The U.S. East Coast has been the primary eye of the hurricane as it pass through. The destruction that Hurricane Irene made has been so annoying and short term loans is not worth enough to repeal easily what has been damage.

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