Thin Mints, Tag-A-Longs, and Samoas – Oh My!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 6:22PM
Laurie Brady - Webmaster

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore To Shore donate
thousands of boxes of cookies to Michigan Blood

Every day, people come to Michigan Blood to give lifesaving gifts but as of today, Michigan Blood is serving up a donation of a different sort: Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, Tag-A-Longs, Trefoils, and Samoas from the Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore, courtesy of the Gift of Caring program. Girl Scout cookies are being served in the post-donation areas, while supplies last, at main donor sites across Michigan.

Often, people want to support the Girl Scouts but don’t actually want the cookies for a variety of reasons. This year, Michigan Blood, as the 2013 Gift of Caring designated charity, received over 3,000 boxes of those “unwanted” cookies.

“Our donors at our donor centers across the state are getting a real treat!  When most families have already gone through their supply of Girl Scout cookies, we’re just getting started,” said Jim Childress, Vice President of Community Relations for Michigan Blood. “We are honored to be chosen for the third year in a row by the Girl Scouts and the generosity they’ve shown echoes the generosity we see every day in our donors.”

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 or by calling 1-866-MIBLOOD (642-5663).

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