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May092014

Michigan Blood Wants to Fuel Your Passion For Saving Lives

Michigan Blood Wants to Fuel Your Passion For Saving Lives
Give & Go blood drives offering $10 Meijer gas card to everyone who attempts to donate

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 9, 2014) – Start summer off by saving a life and walk away with a little extra gas money in your pocket. From May 22-29, Michigan Blood will be hosting special, limited-time Give & Go blood drives at their main donor centers. Dates and times will vary by location.

Every person who attempts to donate at one of these drives receives a $10 Meijer gas card, and is registered for a chance to win a $1,000 Meijer gas card.

“We know the days surrounding the Memorial Day holiday are a busy time with lots of people on the move,” says Carolyn Wyllie, Community Relations Coordinator at Michigan Blood.  “Still, the need for blood never takes a vacation, so we’re asking people to set aside an hour of time to help save lives.”

Many organizations Michigan Blood relies on are no longer in session or see decreased participation in the summer months, so Michigan Blood wants donors to know that being a year-round donor makes all the difference.

“The gas cards are a simple way to say thanks for helping us during a high need time and it gives us a chance to let our donors know how important they are to us and the patients in the over 50 Michigan hospitals we supply,” adds Wyllie.

Appointments are preferred for donor convenience, but not mandatory. To schedule an appointment please visit www.miblood.org or call 1-866-642-5663. Any healthy person 17 or older (or 16 with parental consent) who weighs at least 110 pounds may be eligible to donate.

Give & Go Blood Drive Dates and Times:

Grand Rapids Donor Center
1036 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids, 49503

Mon, May 26 • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tues, May 27 • 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wed, May 28 • 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Grandville Donor Center
3140 Wilson SW, Grandville, 49418

Thur, May 29 • 12 – 7 p.m.

Traverse City Donor Center
2575 Aero Park Drive, Traverse City, 49686

Thur, May 22 • 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri, May 23 • 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sat, May 24 • 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Kalamazoo Area Donor Center
524 East Milham Ave, Portage, 49002

Mon, May 26 • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tues, May 27 • 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wed, May 28 • 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.


St. Joseph Donor Center
2710 Cleveland Ave, St. Joseph, 49085

Tues, May 27 • 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wed, May 28 • 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Saginaw Donor Center
1771 Tittabawassee Road, Saginaw, 48604

Thur, May 22 • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri, May 23 • 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sat, May 24 • 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Bay City Donor Center

1017 North Johnson Street, Bay City, 48708
Fri, May 23 • 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Dow Diamond
825 East Main Street, Midland, 48670

Thur, May 22 • 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fri, May 23 • 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Midland Donor Center
4005 Orchard Drive, Midland, 48670

Fri, May 23 • 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.