Red Cross Michigan Region Hosts Secretary General of Libyan Red Crescent in Detroit

The Michigan Region of the American Red Cross was honored to host Secretary General of the Libyan Red Crescent Marai Aldressi at our blood donation center in Warren and at our Detroit headquarters on Wednesday, July 27. Secretary General Aldressi is in Detroit this week as part of the U.S. State Department’s sponsored International Visitor Leadership …

MI Blood Donor Headed to Sunny L.A. After Winning Trip to Super Bowl for Giving Lifesaving Blood

All blood donors in January 2022 also eligible to win trip to Super Bowl LVI Mary Eddy, left, with a fellow teacher at St. Patrick Catholic School in Portland, MI. Courtesy Mary Eddy. When Mary Cook received a call from the Red Cross that she won a trip for two to the 2022 Super Bowl …

Calling all superheroes – Your one act of service through blood donation can save lives

DeAndra Smith, Sickle Cell warrior, joins Red Cross MI Region to help raise awareness, increase donations “It felt like I had an expiration date on my head.” That’s how DeAndra used to feel about living with sickle cell disease. She was diagnosed with this chronic, excruciatingly painful and sometimes life-threatening condition at two years old. …

Civil Air Patrol Leader Becomes First Time Blood Donor to Inspire Others

Maj. Gen. Phelka challenges CAP members to roll up a sleeve and help patients in need during national blood crisis “I wanted to help inspire other Civil Air Patrol members to give blood,” said Maj. Gen. Edward Phelka, national commander of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), civilian auxiliary to the U.S. Air Force. Phelka made …

Michigan Red Cross assists nursing student who lost everything in apartment fire

When fire ripped through the Riverview Crossings apartment complex in Riverview, Michigan late Easter night, resident Mykela (MY-keel-ah) Lane wasn’t at home. She had previously been home for 11 days in quarantine due to COVID-19 and was enjoying her first day out celebrating Easter with her family and friends. “A neighbor called my cell phone …

Long-time Michigan Red Cross volunteers say helping others is ‘a very precious thing’

On April 4, 2021 Long-time Red Cross volunteers Dick and Carole Beauchamp were getting ready for a much-needed vacation to Houston, Texas when a senior assisted living center in Flint, Michigan caught fire. After the call came in, the couple did what they always do – they quickly responded to provide assistance to the residents …