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National Blood Donor Month – Blood Drives This Week

January was National Blood Donor Month and several blood drives in West Michigan have helped to replenish the supply, but your blood donations are still needed.

Because of the bad weather this year and the “crud” going around and getting everyone sick, supplies of blood are still dangerously low

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National Blood Donor Month – Blood Drives This Week

January was National Blood Donor Month and many blood drives have helped replenish the supplies, but there is still a need for you to donate.

The American Red Cross says “thanks” to all donors in West Michigan, but they still need your help

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This Cold Blast is Nothing to Mess Around With

The coldest weather we've had in a decade?  That's what we're hearing.  Maybe longer.  With wind chills well below zero, it's nothing to ignore.  We need to be safe.

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American Red Cross of West Michigan Names new CEO

The American Red Cross of West Michigan is getting a new CEO.

Sam Tidwell takes over as the organization’s regional CEO August 5. Tidwell replaces Cheryl Bremer, who retired at the end of June after six years of service for the Red Cross.

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Red Cross Creating ‘Comfort Kits’ for Fire Victims

House fires can be devastating to all of us.  Burned out of homes, where do we go?  What do we do?

For families devastated by a fire, the American Red Cross of West Michigan is creating what they call "Comfort Kits." They include everything from personal hygiene items to coloring books for the children.

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Safety First for 4th of July Fireworks

It seems like good old common sense, but it's never too late for us to be reminded of the danger of fireworks.  Every year, there are so many injuries do to the careless use of fireworks.

This year, with our severe dry conditions, it's probably more important to be extra cautious.

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There are Volunteer Opportunities for you!

Volunteering can be one of the most rewarding part of someone's life.  The time you give to others will make such a difference.

Sadly, many people, for what ever reason, don't or aren't able to donate some time.  Possibly, lack of information regarding the need and opportunities is the problem.

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(Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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Red Cross Opens Cooling Stations To Help Beat Heat [VIDEO]

Trying to beat the heat will be a game everybody plays this week. Doctors say young children and the elderly are the most at risk.

But in the midst of this dangerous heat is relief.

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Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
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Google Crisis Response For Japan

If you have family, friends or co-workers who were in Japan during the 8.9-9.0 magnitude earthquake that hit on March 11th, with the tsunami that quickly followed; here is all the contact info that y

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