Red Cross http://wemu.org en Red Cross Aims To Avoid Emergency Blood Shortage http://wemu.org/post/red-cross-aims-avoid-emergency-blood-shortage <p>Blood is not like drinking water - you can't stockpile large supplies for use in emergencies.&nbsp; It has to be fairly fresh.&nbsp; And so the American Red Cross finds itself in its usual summertime bind of critically needing donations.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Red Cross Communications Manager Angie Bermudez says it's tough when 20 percent of blood drives take place on college campuses and at high schools.<br /><br />She says with summer vacations, this is the time of greatest need.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:26:45 +0000 Bob Eccles 49176 at http://wemu.org Red Cross Aims To Avoid Emergency Blood Shortage Washtenaw Red Cross Ready To Help In Oklahoma http://wemu.org/post/washtenaw-red-cross-ready-help-oklahoma <p>The Washtenaw-Lenawee Chapter of the American Red Cross is preparing for possible deployments to Oklahoma, following Monday's tornado that devastated the city of Moore, just outside Oklahoma City.</p><p>Executive Director Donna Duvin says the local chapter hasn't yet received any direct requests for assistance, but stands ready to help.</p><p>Duvin says in the event local volunteers are called upon to travel to the tornado-ravaged area, the Washtenaw-Lenawee Chapter will still be ready to offer any help necessary to residents in this area.</p><p></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 20:37:47 +0000 Bob Eccles 29709 at http://wemu.org Washtenaw Red Cross Ready To Help In Oklahoma