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Monday, July 1, 2013 at 12:52PM
Laurie Brady - Webmaster

Michigan Blood Partners with UM Blood Drives United
to Host Blood Drive July 8th

With University of Michigan students and alumni spanning the globe, one needn’t look far to see the impact Wolverines make in the communities where they live, work and play.  Close to home, University of Michigan students Chelsea Fournier (Senior/Neuroscience/LS&A), Sam Rea (Junior/Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience/LS&A), Kevin Weiss (Senior/International Studies and Biology/LSA), Sara Fritz (Junior/Movement Science/School of Kinesiology) and Betsy Gast (Super Senior / 5th Year Senior / Senior) /Chemical Engineering /College of Engineering)are doing their part to save lives in Michigan. On Monday, July 8th, these leaders of the volunteer student-run Blood Drives United organization will hosts its first blood drive with Michigan Blood from 12 noon – 6 pm. Students involved in the organization volunteer hundreds of hours throughout the year to host blood drives and help save lives. This summer, they decided to expand their efforts by forming a partnership with Michigan Blood, a non-profit, independent community blood center with locations throughout Michigan. (A second drive is scheduled for August 1st (12-6 pm) in the Union Ballroom).

The blood drive will be held at the Michigan Union in the Kuenzel Room, 530 S. State Street in Ann Arbor. Students, faculty, administrative staff, and community residents are invited to participate. As a thank you gift for taking time out of one’s busy summer schedule, Michigan Blood is providing a coupon for a free Papa John’s pizza for every person who attempts to donate.

It takes more than 2200 donations to Michigan Blood every week to support the more than 40 Michigan hospitals Michigan Blood supplies. 

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).  For additional information on donating blood, check out www.miblood.org.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-866-miblood (642-5663) or click https://donate.miblood.org/portal/.  Appointments are recommended for donor convenience, but walk-ins are welcome.

Article originally appeared on Michigan Blood (http://www.miblood.org/).
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