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Jun172013

Big Blood Drives at Big Ticket Festival!

Michigan Blood Partners with THE BIG TICKET Festival

June 21-22, 2013 Blood Drive to benefit World Orphans

 

The Big Ticket Festival is pleased to announce its renewed partnership with Michigan Blood for the 2013 Festival at the Otsego County Fairgrounds in Gaylord, Michigan.  Michigan Blood will be hosting a cause-based blood drive on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22, from 10 am – 6 pm on the Festival Grounds. For each eligible person who attempts to donate blood, Michigan Blood will donate $11 to the World Orphans Haiti Project. 

The Big Ticket festival is a faith-based, nondenominational event featuring Christian rock groups, speakers, and Camp Rock (Kids’ Stage with Music, Karaoke, and Dance Parties, Giant Sandbox with Hidden Treasures to Discover, Wacky Family Photo Booth, Petting Zoo, Make Your Own Tie Dye Shirts, Climbing Wall and other Inflatables). For ticket information, check out: http://bigticketfestival.com/artists/main-stage-1213/

At the 2012 Festival, Michigan Blood partnered with The Big Ticket and raised over $2500 for Traffic Jam. The TRAFFIC JAM Campaign "jams" up the traffic of children into sex slavery and child militias by funding trafficking prevention, rescue and aftercare programs around the world.

To donate, you must be 17 years old (16 with written parent’s/guardian’s consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, and pass the health screening.  You also may not have donated whole blood within the past 56 days of attempting to donate (APRIL 25th). Potential donors that are 16 years old should read the information provided on the Michigan Blood website by following this www.miblood.org/donating-blood, and bring their signed consent form.

Blood donors should bring photo ID (or two forms of non-photo ID). For additional information on donating blood, check out www.miblood.org.