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Monday, June 16, 2014 at 4:09PM
Laurie Brady - Webmaster

Michigan-Based Businesses Join Effort to Encourage Local Summer Blood Donation

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 16, 2014)
– As summer gets busy the community blood supply often experiences a summer-slump. While fewer people donate, the need for blood remains constant. 

That’s why Michigan Blood is working even harder this summer to make sure blood is available for patients in Michigan hospitals who need it. But we need your help. And to show how much we appreciate you, we’re bringing back our popular Love Michigan special event blood drives.

Every person who attempts to donate will receive an America’s High Five super-soft t-shirt designed by The Mitten State, plus a reusable SpartanNash tote bag filled with Michigan-made products and coupons including Better Made chips, Old Orchard juice and Spartan brand items.

"This is the 4th year we’ve teamed up with Michigan Blood," says Mike O'Rourke. "We can’t imagine not participating. It’s become an annual tradition for our friends and customers to come out and support their communities by donating blood. Here’s to another great event and many more to come!"

Hours at our donor centers have expanded for Love Michigan, but appointments are encouraged for donor convenience. Please call 1-866-MIBLOOD (642-5663) or visit to schedule your appointment today. As always your donation will benefit patients in more than 50 Michigan hospitals who depend on the lifesaving gift of blood donation.

Any healthy person 17 or older (or 16 with parental consent) who weighs at least 110 pounds may be eligible to donate.

Love Michigan Schedule of Events: 

    Grand Rapids Donor Center

    Grandville Area Donor Center
    at Grandville UMC

        1036 Fuller NE
        Grand Rapids

        3140 Wilson Avenue SW

8 am – 7:00 pm   July 2 – 3
8 am – 3:30 pm   July 4
7 am – 4:00 pm   July 5

9 am – 7:00 pm   July 3

    Saginaw Donor Center

        1815 Tittabawassee Road

Noon – 7:00 pm   July 2 – 3
8 am – 3:30 pm   July 4
8 am – 2:00 pm   July 5

    Bay City Donor Center

        1017 N. Johnson
        Bay City

Noon – 7:00 pm   July 2

    Dow Diamond Donor Center

        825 E. Main St.

7:30 am – 3 pm   July 2 3

    Midland Donor Center
    MidMichigan Medical Center

        4005 Orchard Drive

Noon – 7:00 pm   July 1
8 am – 3:30 pm   July 4

    Traverse City Donor Center

        2575 Aero Park Drive
        Traverse City

Noon – 7:00 pm     July 2
10:30 am – 6 pm   July 3
8 am – 3:00 pm     July 4
9 am – Noon          July 5

    St. Joseph Donor Center

        2710 Cleveland Ave.
        St. Joseph

9 am – 7:00 pm   July 2 3

    Kalamazoo Area Donor Center

        524 E. Milham Ave.

9 am – 7:00 pm   July 1 2


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