Last week we were talking on the air about the importance of giving back to others and what you give in this world you get back 10 times.  I wrote an article about one way to do it with The City Rescue Mission.

Sure, it has been a rough few years for everyone, but there is always a way to give back, and it's not always with money, sometimes it is with your time, and in this case maybe even as simple as rolling up your sleeve and giving blood. Who knows you may even save a life.  That is something great to carry around with you these days.

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Here Is How You Can Help

Here is something really cool you can do. Blood donors are needed right now in the U.S, the Mitten, and especially in the Lansing area.  American Red Cross started passing the word last Monday. They are giving about 12% more blood to the nation’s hospitals compared to last year, putting a strain on the supply and this could turn into a dangerous situation for many patients.

To meet the demand, more than 1,000 additional blood donations need to be collected daily according wilx.com.

Lansing Community College is hosting a blood drive with the Red Cross Mid-Michigan Board of Directors. The organization is encouraging all who can donate since donors of all blood types are needed. Lehman said, "The Red Cross continues to work to meet an increased need for blood due to the current high rate of hospital visits, while the number of prospective donors making appointments has declined in mid-Michigan.

Make an Appointment Now

The Red Cross would love you to make an appointment to give the gift of life.  Blood drives in the Lansing area and all over Michigan can also be found by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Don't wait and please help if you can.

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