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Wednesday
Feb012012

Michigan Blood to Donate $10 Per Donor to Hunt for the Cure at Local Blood Drives

Greenville High School is collaborating with Michigan Blood to host a blood drive on Friday, February 10, 2012 at not only the high school from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., but also at Spectrum Health United Memorial from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For every attempted donation at both drives, Michigan Blood will donate $10 to Hunt for the Cure.

“Hunt for a Cure is an event where the Greenville High School girl's and boy's varsity basketball teams dress in camouflage to show their support and raise funds and awareness for cancer,” said Melissa Meitz, donor relations specialist at Michigan Blood.

“As a new partner with Spectrum Health United Hospital we wanted to take this opportunity to show our support for the Greenville Community,” said Meitz, “This enables Michigan Blood to help the community twice; once by ensuring a safe blood supply for Spectrum Health United Memorial and also by making a donation to Hunt for the Cure. Community members will be doing a double service to their community by donating blood with Michigan Blood.”

Any healthy person 17 or older (or 16 with parental consent) who weighs at least 110 pounds may be eligible to give blood every 56 days. Blood donors should bring photo ID (or two forms of non-photo ID). Appointments (preferred, but not required) can be made online at www.miblood.org or by calling 1-866-MIBLOOD.

“Donating blood is a generous gesture that is always appropriate,” said Jennifer DenOuden, director of marketing and communications at Spectrum Health United Memorial. “It is an exceptionally selfless gift; it is the gift of life. As a partner in Greenville, we encourage residents to find the time on February 10 to support Michigan Blood and your community blood supply as Michigan Blood is now the sole provider of blood products to Spectrum Health United Memorial.”