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May
23
Thu
Red Cross Blood Drive – Adrian
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Red Cross Blood Drive - Adrian

The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations. As a thank-you for helping replenish the blood supply, all donors who come to give blood and platelets now through June 10 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email.

Right now, the Red Cross has less than a two-day supply of type O blood available for emergency rooms, where it can be most critical. That means just six units of type O blood are available for every 100,000 people, but at least 14 are needed every day. While just 7% of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, it can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is what hospital staff reach for during emergencies when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type. Type O positive blood is the most transfused blood type and is also critical in trauma situations.

“All blood types are urgently needed, but we’re facing a critical shortage of type O blood – the blood group most needed by hospitals,” said Cliff Numark, senior vice president, Red Cross Blood Services. “Because it’s vitally important for hospitals to have type O blood available when every second counts, type O donors are urged to donate now and make a point to donate often.”

The Red Cross collected approximately 11,500 fewer type O blood donations than needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. Spring break schedules are known to decrease blood donations, and schools, including high schools and colleges, begin to host fewer blood drives in late spring as school years end. Because these drives account for about 20% of blood donations during the school year, less drives can also greatly affect the blood supply.

Donations needed now

Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urged to urged to make an appointment to donate using the Blood Donor App, at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Eligible donors with type O blood are encouraged to make a whole blood or Power Red donation, where available. During a Power Red donation, donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact.

In thanks, all those who come to donate blood and platelets with the Red Cross May 1 through June 10, 2019, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.) Additionally, those who come to give May 24-28 will receive an exclusive Red Cross-branded T-shirt, while supplies last.

How blood shortages affect hospitals

Blood shortages are not uncommon and can have a direct impact on patient care. Dr. Atif Shafqat, an oncologist and hematologist at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, says that hospitals face consistent shortages of blood products year-round, even causing some surgeons to delay elective procedures because of individual shortages. “When I ask our blood bank director the toughest part of her job, she always tells me it is these shortages and how to deal with them,” he said.

Despite these challenges, hospitals and the Red Cross work to ensure patients have the blood products they need, but that can only happen when a volunteer donor rolls up a sleeve to give. “This is all possible thanks to the volunteers and the blood donors who are giving this generous gift,” said Shafqat.

How to help

Eligible donors can find a blood and platelet donation opportunity and schedule an appointment to donate by using the free Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass® are encouraged to help speed up the donation process. RapidPass lets donors complete the pre-donation reading and answer the health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from the convenience of a mobile device or computer, or through the Blood Donor App.

Those interested in hosting a blood drive can learn more and sign up to sponsor a drive this summer by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities May 14-June 8:

Hillsdale

Jonesville

5/22/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Jonesville United Methodist Church, 203 Concord Road

Hillsdale

6/6/2019: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 45 N. Manning Street

_______________

Jackson

Concord

5/16/2019: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Concord High School, 219 Monroe Street

Jackson

5/17/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Blackman Township Hall, 1990 W. Parnall Road

5/20/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Encounter Church, 620 Robinson Road

Grass Lake

5/28/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Grass Lake United Methodist Church, 449 E. Michigan Avenue

Jackson

5/28/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Lifeways, 1200 N. West Avenue

Clarklake

5/29/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., St Ritas Church, 10720 Hayes Road

Spring Arbor

6/4/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Free Methodist Church, 120 E. Main Street

_______________

Lenawee

Tecumseh

5/14/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 1001 N. Union Street

Adrian

5/23/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Steele Carriage House, 132 North Main Street

5/24/2019: 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., ProMedica Bixby Hospital Merillat Center, 818 Riverside

5/29/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Madison HS Performing Arts Center, 3498 Treat Hwy

5/31/2019: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Adrian Mall Center Court, 1357 S. Main Street

6/2/2019: 11 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., 1 Mosaic Church, 1002 W. Maple Ave

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

May
24
Fri
Red Cross Blood Drive – Adrian
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:45 pm
Red Cross Blood Drive - Adrian

The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations. As a thank-you for helping replenish the blood supply, all donors who come to give blood and platelets now through June 10 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email.

Right now, the Red Cross has less than a two-day supply of type O blood available for emergency rooms, where it can be most critical. That means just six units of type O blood are available for every 100,000 people, but at least 14 are needed every day. While just 7% of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, it can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is what hospital staff reach for during emergencies when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type. Type O positive blood is the most transfused blood type and is also critical in trauma situations.

“All blood types are urgently needed, but we’re facing a critical shortage of type O blood – the blood group most needed by hospitals,” said Cliff Numark, senior vice president, Red Cross Blood Services. “Because it’s vitally important for hospitals to have type O blood available when every second counts, type O donors are urged to donate now and make a point to donate often.”

The Red Cross collected approximately 11,500 fewer type O blood donations than needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. Spring break schedules are known to decrease blood donations, and schools, including high schools and colleges, begin to host fewer blood drives in late spring as school years end. Because these drives account for about 20% of blood donations during the school year, less drives can also greatly affect the blood supply.

Donations needed now

Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urged to urged to make an appointment to donate using the Blood Donor App, at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Eligible donors with type O blood are encouraged to make a whole blood or Power Red donation, where available. During a Power Red donation, donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact.

In thanks, all those who come to donate blood and platelets with the Red Cross May 1 through June 10, 2019, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.) Additionally, those who come to give May 24-28 will receive an exclusive Red Cross-branded T-shirt, while supplies last.

How blood shortages affect hospitals

Blood shortages are not uncommon and can have a direct impact on patient care. Dr. Atif Shafqat, an oncologist and hematologist at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, says that hospitals face consistent shortages of blood products year-round, even causing some surgeons to delay elective procedures because of individual shortages. “When I ask our blood bank director the toughest part of her job, she always tells me it is these shortages and how to deal with them,” he said.

Despite these challenges, hospitals and the Red Cross work to ensure patients have the blood products they need, but that can only happen when a volunteer donor rolls up a sleeve to give. “This is all possible thanks to the volunteers and the blood donors who are giving this generous gift,” said Shafqat.

How to help

Eligible donors can find a blood and platelet donation opportunity and schedule an appointment to donate by using the free Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass® are encouraged to help speed up the donation process. RapidPass lets donors complete the pre-donation reading and answer the health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from the convenience of a mobile device or computer, or through the Blood Donor App.

Those interested in hosting a blood drive can learn more and sign up to sponsor a drive this summer by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities May 14-June 8:

Hillsdale

Jonesville

5/22/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Jonesville United Methodist Church, 203 Concord Road

Hillsdale

6/6/2019: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 45 N. Manning Street

_______________

Jackson

Concord

5/16/2019: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Concord High School, 219 Monroe Street

Jackson

5/17/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Blackman Township Hall, 1990 W. Parnall Road

5/20/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Encounter Church, 620 Robinson Road

Grass Lake

5/28/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Grass Lake United Methodist Church, 449 E. Michigan Avenue

Jackson

5/28/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Lifeways, 1200 N. West Avenue

Clarklake

5/29/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., St Ritas Church, 10720 Hayes Road

Spring Arbor

6/4/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Free Methodist Church, 120 E. Main Street

_______________

Lenawee

Tecumseh

5/14/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 1001 N. Union Street

Adrian

5/23/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Steele Carriage House, 132 North Main Street

5/24/2019: 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., ProMedica Bixby Hospital Merillat Center, 818 Riverside

5/29/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Madison HS Performing Arts Center, 3498 Treat Hwy

5/31/2019: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Adrian Mall Center Court, 1357 S. Main Street

6/2/2019: 11 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., 1 Mosaic Church, 1002 W. Maple Ave

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

May
25
Sat
Memorial Day Weekend Family Camping – Somerset
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Here’s a weekend full of family camping and activities! Make your reservation at www.somersetbeach.org.

On May 25. . .

Beach Hours: 10 AM – 8 PM
Come to the grill for hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream
from 11 AM to 3 PM (ice cream will be open until 8 PM)

Crafts
Noon – 2 PM

Ride the zipline
2 PM to 4 PM
(Sign up in the welcome Center ahead of time)

Enjoy an animal show by Animal Magic!
7 PM
http://iwantanimalmagic.com/index.html

On May 26 . . .
Worship at a Souls Harborconcert at 10 AM in the Field House

On May 27. . .
All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast
8:30 AM – 10 AM in the Cedar Center

Memorial Day Firework Show – Jackson
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Memorial Day Firework Show - Jackson

Memorial Day Firework Show at The Cascades! Gates will open at 6pm. Live entertainment by The Swift Brothers. Fireworks will start at dusk with the Grand Light Show to follow!
Gift Shop, Museum, Concession stand, and Splash Pad (weather permitting) will be open.
$7 per person ages 13+
$5 children 4-12
3 and under free

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

EveryHeart Worship Night – Jackson
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
EveryHeart Worship Night - Jackson

Come to have fun worshiping Jesus before the fireworks!! This is a super relaxed event where anyone is welcome. We know that many people are interested in hearing about Jesus and we hope that you would come out to hear live worship music, testimonies of how God has changed lives in the community, and hear why Jesus Christ is the only person who can satisfy us!!

Cascades Park
1401 S Brown Street, Jackson, Michigan 49203

For event updates, visit the Facebook event page.

May
26
Sun
Blessing of the Animals – First Congregational Church of Jackson
May 26 @ 10:00 am

Bark! Meow! Jackson’s First Congregational Church is welcoming pet owners and their furry friends to a special ceremony. First Congregational is holding its annual “Blessing of the Animals” on Sunday, May 26 at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be held in a very pet-friendly location, the CP Federal City Square in Blackman Park, which is located next to the church in Downtown Jackson.

Every year, owners and pets attend the service, which honors them with a blessing from Rev. Kerry Taylor-Snyder, along with music and inspirational words. “All of God’s creatures provide so much comfort and joy. It is important to take a moment and honor all that pets do for us,” Taylor-Snyder said.

Local media is invited to the event to get heartwarming pictures and video of Jackson’s animal community receiving this special honor. Pets and owners from all walks of life are welcome to attend the event. We ask that pets be on a leash or secured.

Blackman Park is located next to the church at 120 N. Jackson Street. If God blesses us with rain, we will be holding the ceremony inside the church.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

Rev. Kerry Taylor-Snyder

Pastor

120 N. Jackson St.

Jackson, MI 49201

(517)784-8577

Memorial Day Weekend Family Camping – Somerset
May 26 @ 10:00 am

Here’s a weekend full of family camping and activities! Make your reservation at www.somersetbeach.org.

On May 25. . .

Beach Hours: 10 AM – 8 PM
Come to the grill for hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream
from 11 AM to 3 PM (ice cream will be open until 8 PM)

Crafts
Noon – 2 PM

Ride the zipline
2 PM to 4 PM
(Sign up in the welcome Center ahead of time)

Enjoy an animal show by Animal Magic!
7 PM
http://iwantanimalmagic.com/index.html

On May 26 . . .
Worship at a Souls Harborconcert at 10 AM in the Field House

On May 27. . .
All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast
8:30 AM – 10 AM in the Cedar Center

May
27
Mon
Memorial Day Weekend Family Camping – Somerset
May 27 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Here’s a weekend full of family camping and activities! Make your reservation at www.somersetbeach.org.

On May 25. . .

Beach Hours: 10 AM – 8 PM
Come to the grill for hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream
from 11 AM to 3 PM (ice cream will be open until 8 PM)

Crafts
Noon – 2 PM

Ride the zipline
2 PM to 4 PM
(Sign up in the welcome Center ahead of time)

Enjoy an animal show by Animal Magic!
7 PM
http://iwantanimalmagic.com/index.html

On May 26 . . .
Worship at a Souls Harborconcert at 10 AM in the Field House

On May 27. . .
All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast
8:30 AM – 10 AM in the Cedar Center

Memorial Day Parade – Downtown Tecumseh
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

2019 Memorial Day Parade
Downtown Tecumseh

The 2019 Memorial Day Parade takes place on Monday, May 27th at 10:00 a.m. on Chicago Blvd.,
followed by a special ceremony at Brookside Cemetery after the parade.

This patriotic, crowd pleasing event is one of the largest Memorial Day parades in Lenawee County featuring military and civilian aircraft flyovers as well as the Plymouth Fife and Drum Corp.

Transportation will be made available for any veteran who would like to ride in the parade.

Please contact Gary Naugle to make arrangements at 517.673.0993.

May
28
Tue
Safety Around Water Program – Jackson YMCA
May 28 all-day
Safety Around Water Program - Jackson YMCA

During National Water Safety Month the Jackson YMCA offers Safety Around Water, a free program designed to engage and educate parents about the importance of water safety skills and provide youth access to water safety lessons. This four-day course, held May 28-31 at the Jackson YMCA downtown, teaches children ages 3-14 the skills that will reduce the risk of drowning and give them confidence in and around water. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury death (after motor vehicle crashes) among children ages 1-14.

A typical Safety Around Water session includes:

• Exercises to help children adjust to being in water

• Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim,” two skill sets children can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water

• An activity that teaches children about specific safety topics such as pool rules

• A fun game to encourage comfort and activity around water

“The goal is to get kids comfortable around water,” said YMCA Aquatics Director Alexa Markham. “They will learn what to do if they fall into water; they will learn why life jackets are important and how to put them on. Safety Around Water is a great starting point to not only get kids comfortable in the water but also teach their parents the importance of developing water safety skills.”

How to register

Although the program is free, space is limited and pre-registration is required. Sign up in person at 127 W. Wesley St., Jackson, MI 49201. Call 517.782-0537 for more information. The registration deadline is Saturday, May 25 by noon.

Registration and Information Flyer

Red Cross Blood Drive – Jackson
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:45 pm
Red Cross Blood Drive - Jackson

The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations. As a thank-you for helping replenish the blood supply, all donors who come to give blood and platelets now through June 10 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email.

Right now, the Red Cross has less than a two-day supply of type O blood available for emergency rooms, where it can be most critical. That means just six units of type O blood are available for every 100,000 people, but at least 14 are needed every day. While just 7% of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, it can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is what hospital staff reach for during emergencies when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type. Type O positive blood is the most transfused blood type and is also critical in trauma situations.

“All blood types are urgently needed, but we’re facing a critical shortage of type O blood – the blood group most needed by hospitals,” said Cliff Numark, senior vice president, Red Cross Blood Services. “Because it’s vitally important for hospitals to have type O blood available when every second counts, type O donors are urged to donate now and make a point to donate often.”

The Red Cross collected approximately 11,500 fewer type O blood donations than needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. Spring break schedules are known to decrease blood donations, and schools, including high schools and colleges, begin to host fewer blood drives in late spring as school years end. Because these drives account for about 20% of blood donations during the school year, less drives can also greatly affect the blood supply.

Donations needed now

Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urged to urged to make an appointment to donate using the Blood Donor App, at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Eligible donors with type O blood are encouraged to make a whole blood or Power Red donation, where available. During a Power Red donation, donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact.

In thanks, all those who come to donate blood and platelets with the Red Cross May 1 through June 10, 2019, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.) Additionally, those who come to give May 24-28 will receive an exclusive Red Cross-branded T-shirt, while supplies last.

How blood shortages affect hospitals

Blood shortages are not uncommon and can have a direct impact on patient care. Dr. Atif Shafqat, an oncologist and hematologist at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, says that hospitals face consistent shortages of blood products year-round, even causing some surgeons to delay elective procedures because of individual shortages. “When I ask our blood bank director the toughest part of her job, she always tells me it is these shortages and how to deal with them,” he said.

Despite these challenges, hospitals and the Red Cross work to ensure patients have the blood products they need, but that can only happen when a volunteer donor rolls up a sleeve to give. “This is all possible thanks to the volunteers and the blood donors who are giving this generous gift,” said Shafqat.

How to help

Eligible donors can find a blood and platelet donation opportunity and schedule an appointment to donate by using the free Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass® are encouraged to help speed up the donation process. RapidPass lets donors complete the pre-donation reading and answer the health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from the convenience of a mobile device or computer, or through the Blood Donor App.

Those interested in hosting a blood drive can learn more and sign up to sponsor a drive this summer by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities May 14-June 8:

Hillsdale

Jonesville

5/22/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Jonesville United Methodist Church, 203 Concord Road

Hillsdale

6/6/2019: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 45 N. Manning Street

_______________

Jackson

Concord

5/16/2019: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Concord High School, 219 Monroe Street

Jackson

5/17/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Blackman Township Hall, 1990 W. Parnall Road

5/20/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Encounter Church, 620 Robinson Road

Grass Lake

5/28/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Grass Lake United Methodist Church, 449 E. Michigan Avenue

Jackson

5/28/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Lifeways, 1200 N. West Avenue

Clarklake

5/29/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., St Ritas Church, 10720 Hayes Road

Spring Arbor

6/4/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Free Methodist Church, 120 E. Main Street

_______________

Lenawee

Tecumseh

5/14/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 1001 N. Union Street

Adrian

5/23/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Steele Carriage House, 132 North Main Street

5/24/2019: 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., ProMedica Bixby Hospital Merillat Center, 818 Riverside

5/29/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Madison HS Performing Arts Center, 3498 Treat Hwy

5/31/2019: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Adrian Mall Center Court, 1357 S. Main Street

6/2/2019: 11 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., 1 Mosaic Church, 1002 W. Maple Ave

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Red Cross Blood Drive – Grass Lake
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Red Cross Blood Drive - Grass Lake

The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations. As a thank-you for helping replenish the blood supply, all donors who come to give blood and platelets now through June 10 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email.

Right now, the Red Cross has less than a two-day supply of type O blood available for emergency rooms, where it can be most critical. That means just six units of type O blood are available for every 100,000 people, but at least 14 are needed every day. While just 7% of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, it can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is what hospital staff reach for during emergencies when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type. Type O positive blood is the most transfused blood type and is also critical in trauma situations.

“All blood types are urgently needed, but we’re facing a critical shortage of type O blood – the blood group most needed by hospitals,” said Cliff Numark, senior vice president, Red Cross Blood Services. “Because it’s vitally important for hospitals to have type O blood available when every second counts, type O donors are urged to donate now and make a point to donate often.”

The Red Cross collected approximately 11,500 fewer type O blood donations than needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. Spring break schedules are known to decrease blood donations, and schools, including high schools and colleges, begin to host fewer blood drives in late spring as school years end. Because these drives account for about 20% of blood donations during the school year, less drives can also greatly affect the blood supply.

Donations needed now

Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urged to urged to make an appointment to donate using the Blood Donor App, at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Eligible donors with type O blood are encouraged to make a whole blood or Power Red donation, where available. During a Power Red donation, donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact.

In thanks, all those who come to donate blood and platelets with the Red Cross May 1 through June 10, 2019, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.) Additionally, those who come to give May 24-28 will receive an exclusive Red Cross-branded T-shirt, while supplies last.

How blood shortages affect hospitals

Blood shortages are not uncommon and can have a direct impact on patient care. Dr. Atif Shafqat, an oncologist and hematologist at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, says that hospitals face consistent shortages of blood products year-round, even causing some surgeons to delay elective procedures because of individual shortages. “When I ask our blood bank director the toughest part of her job, she always tells me it is these shortages and how to deal with them,” he said.

Despite these challenges, hospitals and the Red Cross work to ensure patients have the blood products they need, but that can only happen when a volunteer donor rolls up a sleeve to give. “This is all possible thanks to the volunteers and the blood donors who are giving this generous gift,” said Shafqat.

How to help

Eligible donors can find a blood and platelet donation opportunity and schedule an appointment to donate by using the free Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass® are encouraged to help speed up the donation process. RapidPass lets donors complete the pre-donation reading and answer the health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from the convenience of a mobile device or computer, or through the Blood Donor App.

Those interested in hosting a blood drive can learn more and sign up to sponsor a drive this summer by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities May 14-June 8:

Hillsdale

Jonesville

5/22/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Jonesville United Methodist Church, 203 Concord Road

Hillsdale

6/6/2019: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 45 N. Manning Street

_______________

Jackson

Concord

5/16/2019: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Concord High School, 219 Monroe Street

Jackson

5/17/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Blackman Township Hall, 1990 W. Parnall Road

5/20/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Encounter Church, 620 Robinson Road

Grass Lake

5/28/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Grass Lake United Methodist Church, 449 E. Michigan Avenue

Jackson

5/28/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Lifeways, 1200 N. West Avenue

Clarklake

5/29/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., St Ritas Church, 10720 Hayes Road

Spring Arbor

6/4/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Free Methodist Church, 120 E. Main Street

_______________

Lenawee

Tecumseh

5/14/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 1001 N. Union Street

Adrian

5/23/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Steele Carriage House, 132 North Main Street

5/24/2019: 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., ProMedica Bixby Hospital Merillat Center, 818 Riverside

5/29/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Madison HS Performing Arts Center, 3498 Treat Hwy

5/31/2019: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Adrian Mall Center Court, 1357 S. Main Street

6/2/2019: 11 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., 1 Mosaic Church, 1002 W. Maple Ave

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

May
29
Wed
Safety Around Water Program – Jackson YMCA
May 29 all-day
Safety Around Water Program - Jackson YMCA

During National Water Safety Month the Jackson YMCA offers Safety Around Water, a free program designed to engage and educate parents about the importance of water safety skills and provide youth access to water safety lessons. This four-day course, held May 28-31 at the Jackson YMCA downtown, teaches children ages 3-14 the skills that will reduce the risk of drowning and give them confidence in and around water. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury death (after motor vehicle crashes) among children ages 1-14.

A typical Safety Around Water session includes:

• Exercises to help children adjust to being in water

• Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim,” two skill sets children can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water

• An activity that teaches children about specific safety topics such as pool rules

• A fun game to encourage comfort and activity around water

“The goal is to get kids comfortable around water,” said YMCA Aquatics Director Alexa Markham. “They will learn what to do if they fall into water; they will learn why life jackets are important and how to put them on. Safety Around Water is a great starting point to not only get kids comfortable in the water but also teach their parents the importance of developing water safety skills.”

How to register

Although the program is free, space is limited and pre-registration is required. Sign up in person at 127 W. Wesley St., Jackson, MI 49201. Call 517.782-0537 for more information. The registration deadline is Saturday, May 25 by noon.

Registration and Information Flyer

Red Cross Blood Drive – Clarklake
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Red Cross Blood Drive - Clarklake

The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations. As a thank-you for helping replenish the blood supply, all donors who come to give blood and platelets now through June 10 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email.

Right now, the Red Cross has less than a two-day supply of type O blood available for emergency rooms, where it can be most critical. That means just six units of type O blood are available for every 100,000 people, but at least 14 are needed every day. While just 7% of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, it can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is what hospital staff reach for during emergencies when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type. Type O positive blood is the most transfused blood type and is also critical in trauma situations.

“All blood types are urgently needed, but we’re facing a critical shortage of type O blood – the blood group most needed by hospitals,” said Cliff Numark, senior vice president, Red Cross Blood Services. “Because it’s vitally important for hospitals to have type O blood available when every second counts, type O donors are urged to donate now and make a point to donate often.”

The Red Cross collected approximately 11,500 fewer type O blood donations than needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. Spring break schedules are known to decrease blood donations, and schools, including high schools and colleges, begin to host fewer blood drives in late spring as school years end. Because these drives account for about 20% of blood donations during the school year, less drives can also greatly affect the blood supply.

Donations needed now

Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urged to urged to make an appointment to donate using the Blood Donor App, at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Eligible donors with type O blood are encouraged to make a whole blood or Power Red donation, where available. During a Power Red donation, donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact.

In thanks, all those who come to donate blood and platelets with the Red Cross May 1 through June 10, 2019, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.) Additionally, those who come to give May 24-28 will receive an exclusive Red Cross-branded T-shirt, while supplies last.

How blood shortages affect hospitals

Blood shortages are not uncommon and can have a direct impact on patient care. Dr. Atif Shafqat, an oncologist and hematologist at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, says that hospitals face consistent shortages of blood products year-round, even causing some surgeons to delay elective procedures because of individual shortages. “When I ask our blood bank director the toughest part of her job, she always tells me it is these shortages and how to deal with them,” he said.

Despite these challenges, hospitals and the Red Cross work to ensure patients have the blood products they need, but that can only happen when a volunteer donor rolls up a sleeve to give. “This is all possible thanks to the volunteers and the blood donors who are giving this generous gift,” said Shafqat.

How to help

Eligible donors can find a blood and platelet donation opportunity and schedule an appointment to donate by using the free Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass® are encouraged to help speed up the donation process. RapidPass lets donors complete the pre-donation reading and answer the health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from the convenience of a mobile device or computer, or through the Blood Donor App.

Those interested in hosting a blood drive can learn more and sign up to sponsor a drive this summer by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities May 14-June 8:

Hillsdale

Jonesville

5/22/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Jonesville United Methodist Church, 203 Concord Road

Hillsdale

6/6/2019: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 45 N. Manning Street

_______________

Jackson

Concord

5/16/2019: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Concord High School, 219 Monroe Street

Jackson

5/17/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Blackman Township Hall, 1990 W. Parnall Road

5/20/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Encounter Church, 620 Robinson Road

Grass Lake

5/28/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Grass Lake United Methodist Church, 449 E. Michigan Avenue

Jackson

5/28/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Lifeways, 1200 N. West Avenue

Clarklake

5/29/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., St Ritas Church, 10720 Hayes Road

Spring Arbor

6/4/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Free Methodist Church, 120 E. Main Street

_______________

Lenawee

Tecumseh

5/14/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 1001 N. Union Street

Adrian

5/23/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Steele Carriage House, 132 North Main Street

5/24/2019: 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., ProMedica Bixby Hospital Merillat Center, 818 Riverside

5/29/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Madison HS Performing Arts Center, 3498 Treat Hwy

5/31/2019: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Adrian Mall Center Court, 1357 S. Main Street

6/2/2019: 11 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., 1 Mosaic Church, 1002 W. Maple Ave

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Red Cross Blood Drive – Adrian
May 29 @ 1:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Red Cross Blood Drive - Adrian

The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations. As a thank-you for helping replenish the blood supply, all donors who come to give blood and platelets now through June 10 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email.

Right now, the Red Cross has less than a two-day supply of type O blood available for emergency rooms, where it can be most critical. That means just six units of type O blood are available for every 100,000 people, but at least 14 are needed every day. While just 7% of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, it can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is what hospital staff reach for during emergencies when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type. Type O positive blood is the most transfused blood type and is also critical in trauma situations.

“All blood types are urgently needed, but we’re facing a critical shortage of type O blood – the blood group most needed by hospitals,” said Cliff Numark, senior vice president, Red Cross Blood Services. “Because it’s vitally important for hospitals to have type O blood available when every second counts, type O donors are urged to donate now and make a point to donate often.”

The Red Cross collected approximately 11,500 fewer type O blood donations than needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. Spring break schedules are known to decrease blood donations, and schools, including high schools and colleges, begin to host fewer blood drives in late spring as school years end. Because these drives account for about 20% of blood donations during the school year, less drives can also greatly affect the blood supply.

Donations needed now

Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urged to urged to make an appointment to donate using the Blood Donor App, at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Eligible donors with type O blood are encouraged to make a whole blood or Power Red donation, where available. During a Power Red donation, donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact.

In thanks, all those who come to donate blood and platelets with the Red Cross May 1 through June 10, 2019, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.) Additionally, those who come to give May 24-28 will receive an exclusive Red Cross-branded T-shirt, while supplies last.

How blood shortages affect hospitals

Blood shortages are not uncommon and can have a direct impact on patient care. Dr. Atif Shafqat, an oncologist and hematologist at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, says that hospitals face consistent shortages of blood products year-round, even causing some surgeons to delay elective procedures because of individual shortages. “When I ask our blood bank director the toughest part of her job, she always tells me it is these shortages and how to deal with them,” he said.

Despite these challenges, hospitals and the Red Cross work to ensure patients have the blood products they need, but that can only happen when a volunteer donor rolls up a sleeve to give. “This is all possible thanks to the volunteers and the blood donors who are giving this generous gift,” said Shafqat.

How to help

Eligible donors can find a blood and platelet donation opportunity and schedule an appointment to donate by using the free Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass® are encouraged to help speed up the donation process. RapidPass lets donors complete the pre-donation reading and answer the health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from the convenience of a mobile device or computer, or through the Blood Donor App.

Those interested in hosting a blood drive can learn more and sign up to sponsor a drive this summer by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities May 14-June 8:

Hillsdale

Jonesville

5/22/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Jonesville United Methodist Church, 203 Concord Road

Hillsdale

6/6/2019: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 45 N. Manning Street

_______________

Jackson

Concord

5/16/2019: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Concord High School, 219 Monroe Street

Jackson

5/17/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Blackman Township Hall, 1990 W. Parnall Road

5/20/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Encounter Church, 620 Robinson Road

Grass Lake

5/28/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Grass Lake United Methodist Church, 449 E. Michigan Avenue

Jackson

5/28/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Lifeways, 1200 N. West Avenue

Clarklake

5/29/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., St Ritas Church, 10720 Hayes Road

Spring Arbor

6/4/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Free Methodist Church, 120 E. Main Street

_______________

Lenawee

Tecumseh

5/14/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 1001 N. Union Street

Adrian

5/23/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Steele Carriage House, 132 North Main Street

5/24/2019: 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., ProMedica Bixby Hospital Merillat Center, 818 Riverside

5/29/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Madison HS Performing Arts Center, 3498 Treat Hwy

5/31/2019: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Adrian Mall Center Court, 1357 S. Main Street

6/2/2019: 11 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., 1 Mosaic Church, 1002 W. Maple Ave

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

May
30
Thu
Safety Around Water Program – Jackson YMCA
May 30 all-day
Safety Around Water Program - Jackson YMCA

During National Water Safety Month the Jackson YMCA offers Safety Around Water, a free program designed to engage and educate parents about the importance of water safety skills and provide youth access to water safety lessons. This four-day course, held May 28-31 at the Jackson YMCA downtown, teaches children ages 3-14 the skills that will reduce the risk of drowning and give them confidence in and around water. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury death (after motor vehicle crashes) among children ages 1-14.

A typical Safety Around Water session includes:

• Exercises to help children adjust to being in water

• Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim,” two skill sets children can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water

• An activity that teaches children about specific safety topics such as pool rules

• A fun game to encourage comfort and activity around water

“The goal is to get kids comfortable around water,” said YMCA Aquatics Director Alexa Markham. “They will learn what to do if they fall into water; they will learn why life jackets are important and how to put them on. Safety Around Water is a great starting point to not only get kids comfortable in the water but also teach their parents the importance of developing water safety skills.”

How to register

Although the program is free, space is limited and pre-registration is required. Sign up in person at 127 W. Wesley St., Jackson, MI 49201. Call 517.782-0537 for more information. The registration deadline is Saturday, May 25 by noon.

Registration and Information Flyer

May
31
Fri
Safety Around Water Program – Jackson YMCA
May 31 all-day
Safety Around Water Program - Jackson YMCA

During National Water Safety Month the Jackson YMCA offers Safety Around Water, a free program designed to engage and educate parents about the importance of water safety skills and provide youth access to water safety lessons. This four-day course, held May 28-31 at the Jackson YMCA downtown, teaches children ages 3-14 the skills that will reduce the risk of drowning and give them confidence in and around water. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury death (after motor vehicle crashes) among children ages 1-14.

A typical Safety Around Water session includes:

• Exercises to help children adjust to being in water

• Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim,” two skill sets children can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water

• An activity that teaches children about specific safety topics such as pool rules

• A fun game to encourage comfort and activity around water

“The goal is to get kids comfortable around water,” said YMCA Aquatics Director Alexa Markham. “They will learn what to do if they fall into water; they will learn why life jackets are important and how to put them on. Safety Around Water is a great starting point to not only get kids comfortable in the water but also teach their parents the importance of developing water safety skills.”

How to register

Although the program is free, space is limited and pre-registration is required. Sign up in person at 127 W. Wesley St., Jackson, MI 49201. Call 517.782-0537 for more information. The registration deadline is Saturday, May 25 by noon.

Registration and Information Flyer

Red Cross Blood Drive – Adrian
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 4:45 pm
Red Cross Blood Drive - Adrian

The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations. As a thank-you for helping replenish the blood supply, all donors who come to give blood and platelets now through June 10 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email.

Right now, the Red Cross has less than a two-day supply of type O blood available for emergency rooms, where it can be most critical. That means just six units of type O blood are available for every 100,000 people, but at least 14 are needed every day. While just 7% of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, it can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is what hospital staff reach for during emergencies when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type. Type O positive blood is the most transfused blood type and is also critical in trauma situations.

“All blood types are urgently needed, but we’re facing a critical shortage of type O blood – the blood group most needed by hospitals,” said Cliff Numark, senior vice president, Red Cross Blood Services. “Because it’s vitally important for hospitals to have type O blood available when every second counts, type O donors are urged to donate now and make a point to donate often.”

The Red Cross collected approximately 11,500 fewer type O blood donations than needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. Spring break schedules are known to decrease blood donations, and schools, including high schools and colleges, begin to host fewer blood drives in late spring as school years end. Because these drives account for about 20% of blood donations during the school year, less drives can also greatly affect the blood supply.

Donations needed now

Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urged to urged to make an appointment to donate using the Blood Donor App, at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Eligible donors with type O blood are encouraged to make a whole blood or Power Red donation, where available. During a Power Red donation, donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact.

In thanks, all those who come to donate blood and platelets with the Red Cross May 1 through June 10, 2019, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.) Additionally, those who come to give May 24-28 will receive an exclusive Red Cross-branded T-shirt, while supplies last.

How blood shortages affect hospitals

Blood shortages are not uncommon and can have a direct impact on patient care. Dr. Atif Shafqat, an oncologist and hematologist at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, says that hospitals face consistent shortages of blood products year-round, even causing some surgeons to delay elective procedures because of individual shortages. “When I ask our blood bank director the toughest part of her job, she always tells me it is these shortages and how to deal with them,” he said.

Despite these challenges, hospitals and the Red Cross work to ensure patients have the blood products they need, but that can only happen when a volunteer donor rolls up a sleeve to give. “This is all possible thanks to the volunteers and the blood donors who are giving this generous gift,” said Shafqat.

How to help

Eligible donors can find a blood and platelet donation opportunity and schedule an appointment to donate by using the free Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass® are encouraged to help speed up the donation process. RapidPass lets donors complete the pre-donation reading and answer the health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from the convenience of a mobile device or computer, or through the Blood Donor App.

Those interested in hosting a blood drive can learn more and sign up to sponsor a drive this summer by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities May 14-June 8:

Hillsdale

Jonesville

5/22/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Jonesville United Methodist Church, 203 Concord Road

Hillsdale

6/6/2019: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 45 N. Manning Street

_______________

Jackson

Concord

5/16/2019: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Concord High School, 219 Monroe Street

Jackson

5/17/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Blackman Township Hall, 1990 W. Parnall Road

5/20/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Encounter Church, 620 Robinson Road

Grass Lake

5/28/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Grass Lake United Methodist Church, 449 E. Michigan Avenue

Jackson

5/28/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Lifeways, 1200 N. West Avenue

Clarklake

5/29/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., St Ritas Church, 10720 Hayes Road

Spring Arbor

6/4/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Free Methodist Church, 120 E. Main Street

_______________

Lenawee

Tecumseh

5/14/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 1001 N. Union Street

Adrian

5/23/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Steele Carriage House, 132 North Main Street

5/24/2019: 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., ProMedica Bixby Hospital Merillat Center, 818 Riverside

5/29/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Madison HS Performing Arts Center, 3498 Treat Hwy

5/31/2019: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Adrian Mall Center Court, 1357 S. Main Street

6/2/2019: 11 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., 1 Mosaic Church, 1002 W. Maple Ave

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Jun
1
Sat
Garage Sale – The Freeway Church in Albion
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Garage Sale - The Freeway Church in Albion

Garage Sale
The Freeway Church
28900 B Drive North
Albion Mi 49224

Church Garage Sale
All proceeds will help kids/youth go to camp.

All donations can be dropped off between Sunday, May 26th – May 31st.

Contact the church office.
(517) 829-9132

Paws in the Park – Jackson
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Paws in the Park - Jackson

Sparks Foundation County Park
1786-1898 Denton Rd, Jackson, Michigan 49203

For event updates, follow the Facebook event page.

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town – Lansing
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Be a Tourist in Your Own Town - Lansing

The Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau has been coordinating this family-friendly, community-building event for 25 years. Each year seems to reacquaint both visitors and residents with all that Greater Lansing has to offer. By purchasing a “passport” for one dollar, participants (local residents and visitors) are admitted into all participating attraction venues. For an additional 50 Cents participants can ride one of CATAs five designated bus routes and shuttle to and from a majority of these attractions.

For more information www.lansing.org/batyot

Connect with the Facebook event page for event updates.

Trivia Night – Spring Arbor
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Trivia Night - Spring Arbor
Trivia Night emceed by DJ Trivia. $10 per person entry fee. Concession stand available with food and beverages for purchase. Proceeds will go toward sending children and teens to summer camp. Hosted by Spring Arbor Church of the Nazarene, 8200 King Rd. Spring Arbor, MI
Jun
2
Sun
YMCA Spring Cleanup – Jackson
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Red Cross Blood Drive – Adrian
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:45 pm
Red Cross Blood Drive - Adrian

The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations. As a thank-you for helping replenish the blood supply, all donors who come to give blood and platelets now through June 10 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email.

Right now, the Red Cross has less than a two-day supply of type O blood available for emergency rooms, where it can be most critical. That means just six units of type O blood are available for every 100,000 people, but at least 14 are needed every day. While just 7% of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, it can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is what hospital staff reach for during emergencies when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type. Type O positive blood is the most transfused blood type and is also critical in trauma situations.

“All blood types are urgently needed, but we’re facing a critical shortage of type O blood – the blood group most needed by hospitals,” said Cliff Numark, senior vice president, Red Cross Blood Services. “Because it’s vitally important for hospitals to have type O blood available when every second counts, type O donors are urged to donate now and make a point to donate often.”

The Red Cross collected approximately 11,500 fewer type O blood donations than needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. Spring break schedules are known to decrease blood donations, and schools, including high schools and colleges, begin to host fewer blood drives in late spring as school years end. Because these drives account for about 20% of blood donations during the school year, less drives can also greatly affect the blood supply.

Donations needed now

Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urged to urged to make an appointment to donate using the Blood Donor App, at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Eligible donors with type O blood are encouraged to make a whole blood or Power Red donation, where available. During a Power Red donation, donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact.

In thanks, all those who come to donate blood and platelets with the Red Cross May 1 through June 10, 2019, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.) Additionally, those who come to give May 24-28 will receive an exclusive Red Cross-branded T-shirt, while supplies last.

How blood shortages affect hospitals

Blood shortages are not uncommon and can have a direct impact on patient care. Dr. Atif Shafqat, an oncologist and hematologist at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, says that hospitals face consistent shortages of blood products year-round, even causing some surgeons to delay elective procedures because of individual shortages. “When I ask our blood bank director the toughest part of her job, she always tells me it is these shortages and how to deal with them,” he said.

Despite these challenges, hospitals and the Red Cross work to ensure patients have the blood products they need, but that can only happen when a volunteer donor rolls up a sleeve to give. “This is all possible thanks to the volunteers and the blood donors who are giving this generous gift,” said Shafqat.

How to help

Eligible donors can find a blood and platelet donation opportunity and schedule an appointment to donate by using the free Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass® are encouraged to help speed up the donation process. RapidPass lets donors complete the pre-donation reading and answer the health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from the convenience of a mobile device or computer, or through the Blood Donor App.

Those interested in hosting a blood drive can learn more and sign up to sponsor a drive this summer by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities May 14-June 8:

Hillsdale

Jonesville

5/22/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Jonesville United Methodist Church, 203 Concord Road

Hillsdale

6/6/2019: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 45 N. Manning Street

_______________

Jackson

Concord

5/16/2019: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Concord High School, 219 Monroe Street

Jackson

5/17/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Blackman Township Hall, 1990 W. Parnall Road

5/20/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Encounter Church, 620 Robinson Road

Grass Lake

5/28/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Grass Lake United Methodist Church, 449 E. Michigan Avenue

Jackson

5/28/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Lifeways, 1200 N. West Avenue

Clarklake

5/29/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., St Ritas Church, 10720 Hayes Road

Spring Arbor

6/4/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Free Methodist Church, 120 E. Main Street

_______________

Lenawee

Tecumseh

5/14/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 1001 N. Union Street

Adrian

5/23/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Steele Carriage House, 132 North Main Street

5/24/2019: 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., ProMedica Bixby Hospital Merillat Center, 818 Riverside

5/29/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Madison HS Performing Arts Center, 3498 Treat Hwy

5/31/2019: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Adrian Mall Center Court, 1357 S. Main Street

6/2/2019: 11 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., 1 Mosaic Church, 1002 W. Maple Ave

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Jackson County Rose Festival – Jackson
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm
Jackson County Rose Festival - Jackson

2019 Jackson County Rose Parade

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

“Rockin to the 80s!”

Starting at 1pm…..
It’s going to be totally rad! Be there!

For event updates, visit the Facebook event page.