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Give The Gift Of Life This Holiday Season

Donate blood with Michigan Blood and make a lifesaving difference 


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (December 11, 2014) – As the holiday hustle and bustle winds up, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. So why not take a break and make a lifesaving difference for someone right here in Michigan? Give the gift of life this holiday season by donating blood with Michigan Blood.

Bree Town received over 100 transfusions thanks to generous Michigan Blood donors.Your donation can help save the life of someone like 11-year-old Bree Town. Two years ago, Town was diagnosed with leukemia. Throughout her treatment, she received over 100 transfusions, each one possible because of generous Michigan Blood donors.

“When doctors said I had leukemia I got a bunch of blood transfusions,” says Bree. “In February, I had a marrow transplant and more blood, but now I’m cancer-free. Thank you Michigan Blood donors.”

Michigan Blood, along with the Town family, are asking Michigan residents to give from the heart this holiday season by donating blood at a Michigan Blood donor center.

As a thank you for donating, Michigan Blood is providing a free Fandango movie voucher to anyone who attempts to donate during an upcoming Holiday Special Event. Fandango movie vouchers can be redeemed online for a movie ticket at most theaters across the state. Special event dates and times vary by location:

Grand Rapids Donor Center
1036 Fuller Ave., Grand Rapids

Wednesday, Dec. 24 – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 26 – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 31 – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1 – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 2 – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Grandville Donor Center
3140 Wilson SW, Grandville

Friday, Dec. 26 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Saginaw Donor Center
1771 Tittabawassee Rd., Saginaw

Wednesday, Dec. 24 – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 26 – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 31 – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1 – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 2 – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Midland Donor Center
MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland
4005 Orchard Dr., Midland

Friday, Dec. 26 – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 2 – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Dow Diamond Donor Center
825 East Main St., Midland

Wednesday, Dec. 24 – 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 31 – 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1 – 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Bay City Donor Center
1017 North Johnson St., Bay City

Wednesday, Dec. 24 – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 31 – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Traverse City Donor Center
2575 Aero Park Dr., Traverse City

Friday, Dec. 26 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1 – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Kalamazoo Donor Center
524 East Milham Ave., Portage

Friday, Dec. 26 – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 2 – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.


St. Joseph Donor Center
2710 Cleveland Ave., St. Joseph

Wednesday, Dec. 24 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 31 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Any healthy person 17 or older (or 16 with parental consent) who weighs at least 110 pounds may be eligible to donate. Blood donors should bring photo ID. For additional information on donating blood, please visit www.miblood.org.

About Michigan Blood
Founded in 1955, Michigan Blood is a fast growing, independent, non-profit blood bank headquartered in Grand Rapids. It provides blood products and services for more than 40 hospitals throughout Michigan and is an established leader in quality and service. Michigan Blood collects more than 120,000 units of blood each year at nine permanent donation sites and more than 3,700 mobile blood drives in 37 counties statewide. Michigan Blood has a nationally recognized stem cell (marrow) program and created Michigan’s first public cord blood bank. In addition, Michigan Blood provides therapeutic apheresis, cellular therapies for the treatment of cancer and transfusion medicine consultations. For more information, visit www.miblood.org.