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Ice and Snow Means Blood is Low

January 2014 has proven to be a tough month in Michigan with two big stretches of snowfall and below-freezing temperatures.  The latest round of severe weather dealt another significant blow to the blood supply as numerous blood drives have been cancelled, and those are being held are seeing limited turn-out. The result is an estimated shortfall of 1000 units of blood statewide. In an effort to boost the blood supply this week, Michigan Blood is calling in staff to host a Friday Blood Drive at the Kalamazoo Area Donor Center on Friday January 31st. Because this is a last-minute addition to our schedule, we are asking for the media’s help in promoting the drive.  We would appreciate your help in spreading the word.  For interviews or additional information, please contact Kristen Nauss, 616-328-7123 (cell) or 616-233-8524 (desk) knauss@miblood.org.

January Blood Boost

Friday January 31
Kalamazoo Area Donor Center
524 East Milham