Super blood donor has a simple message for why he gives

Fifty states. Fifty-eight years. For more than a half century, Al Whitney has been giving blood and platelets around the country. He just gave platelets in Michigan for the third time, and has one message for potential blood donors – why do it? “To save a life,” Whitney said. “It helps people. It could be…

Teacher Carlee Ramirez Used Red Cross Training to Save Choking Student

Carlee Ramirez didn’t expect to use her Red Cross training – but it came in handy when an emergency occurred in the classroom. Ramirez is a kindergarten teacher for Lake Fenton Public Schools and runs the summer learning program at West Shore Elementary School. Last summer during a class, Ramirez noticed one of her students,…

Red Cross Board Member Danielle Jones Gives Blood After Cancer Remission

Danielle Jones joined the Southwest Michigan Chapter of the Michigan Red Cross only a few months ago, but she is no stranger to the need for blood. “A lot of people in my family have been directly impacted by the need for blood, including me,” Danielle said. “It literally saved our lives.” Danielle and her…

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