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Tuesday
Mar202012

Roscommon High School Students to Host Blood Drive for Senior Project

Roscommon High School seniors Eric Rowland and Todd Martin are co-hosting a community blood drive for their senior project.

The drive will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24 in the gymnasium of the Craf Center, 606 Lake in Roscommon. Donors can visit www.miblood.org to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome throughout the drive. 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).

“Donating blood is a great way to give back to the community,” said Tamar Chipp, public relations supervisor for Michigan Blood. “Eric and Todd are setting a great example for other young people to start the habit of donating blood. We hope all of Roscommon will help support their lifesaving mission.”

Michigan Blood hosts 3,700 blood drives a year in order to help meet the needs of 36 partner hospitals throughout the state of Michigan.

About Michigan Blood

Founded in 1955, Michigan Blood is an independent, nonprofit blood bank that provides blood for 36 hospitals across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Serving Michigan hospitals is the top priority for Michigan Blood, which collects more than 120,000 pints of blood each year at nine permanent donation sites and more than 3,700 mobile blood drives statewide. Related services available from Michigan Blood include a nationally recognized blood stem cell (marrow) program, therapeutic apheresis, DNA tissue-typing, transfusion medicine consultations, and Michigan’s first public cord blood bank. Michigan Blood is a member of America’s Blood Centers, a network of community blood banks spanning North America that together provide half the US blood supply. For more information, visit www.miblood.org.