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 When Mary Cook received a call from the Red Cross that she won a trip for two to the 2022 Super Bowl because she donated blood, she was not sure what to think. “It was so unbelievable – I had …

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 …

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