Our speaker this past week was Lori Barbera, Regional Philanthropy Officer at the American Red Cross. Lori spoke of the Red Cross’s mission to collect blood, blood platelets, and blood plasma and to distribute them throughout our country. She touched on blood drives set up at temporary locations and the huge costs associated with them. We are fortunate to have a Red Cross blood donation center in Livonia on Five Mile across the street from St. Mary’s Hospital. Lori also mentioned the Red Cross’s mission to help victims of house fires and the work that they do in war-torn regions around the world. She informed us that 90% of all funds raised go to aiding those in need since most of the people working at the Red Cross are volunteers like our own member, John Clay.
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