Oakland Press: Blood Cancer Foundation of Michigan partners with Red Cross during blood shortage

With blood supply levels dangerously low, the Blood Cancer Foundation of Michigan (BCFM) is partnering with the American Red Cross of Michigan to encourage residents to donate blood, according to a press release from BCFM.

Glenn Trevisan, former CEO of BCFM, has donated blood regularly since joining BCFM in 1979. He recently donated his 100th pint of blood, joined by his brother-in-law Craig Rasche who also donated his 100th pint at the Lansing Red Cross.

While serving as CEO from 1980 to 2008, Trevisan saw first-hand the importance of donating blood.

“The COVID crisis has resulted in the worst blood shortage in over a decade, including less than a one-day supply in many areas. Blood cancer patients depend on blood products to sustain themselves during treatment, which is why I remain so dedicated to donating blood and promoting blood donations,” said Trevisan.

The Blood Cancer Foundation of Michigan, formerly Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, is a non-profit organization based in Farmington Hills, to benefit Michigan blood cancer patients and their families. For information, visit BloodCancerFoundationMI.org.

Residents are encouraged to set an appointment to give blood or platelets by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

By: Kathy Blake, Published: 2/4/2022
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