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Thursday
Nov122015

THANKS For Giving!

Extend your bloodline by donating
during the Thanksgiving season.

'Thanks for giving’ – that's what patients who need blood, and their families, want to say to Michigan Blood donors every day – especially this time of year. With each donation, your bloodline grows as you give someone another day, another week, and another chance to make a difference for someone else.

In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, Michigan Blood wants to extend their thanks to you for being a blood donor.
For taking the time to give blood November 24 - 30, you'll
receive a special "Thanks for Giving" gift. Everyone who attempts
to donate will either receive a full-size Pumpkin Pie, courtesy of SpartanNash stores, or a $10 Gift Card to Target or Amazon (while
supplies last). See schedule below for details.

“Holidays prove to be a challenging time to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in hospitals around Michigan,” says Carleen Crawford, Director of Community Relations and Marketing at Michigan Blood. “The need for blood never takes a holiday. We are asking people to add to their bloodline by giving about an hour of time to help save lives during the Thanksgiving holiday."

Michigan Blood is thankful for their donors, and they are offering you the opportunity to share what you’re thankful for this season. Be sure to write your own note of thanks and post it to their Thanks for Giving board at any of the main donor centers.

Dates and times for the event vary by location.

Grand Rapids Donor Center
1036 Fuller Avenue NE
November 25  –  8 am to 6 pm  –  Pumpkin Pie
November 27 & 28  –  8 am to 3:30 pm – Gift Card
November 30  –  12 pm to 7 pm – Gift Card

Grandville Donor Center
Grandville United Methodist Church
3140 Wilson Avenue SW
November 27  –  8 am to 3:30 pm – Gift Card

Kalamazoo Area Donor Center
524 East Milham Avenue, Portage
November 24  –  Noon to 7 pm – Pumpkin Pie
November 27  –  8 am to 3:30 pm – Gift Card
November 28  –  7 am to 3:30 pm – Gift Card

St. Joseph Donor Center
2710 Cleveland Avenue
November 25  –  11 am to 6 pm – Pumpkin Pie
November 30  –  10 am to 5 pm – Gift Card

Traverse City Donor Center
2575 Aero Park Drive
November 24  –  10:30 am to 6 pm – Pumpkin Pie
November 27  –  8 am to 3:30 pm – Gift Card
November 30  –  8 am to 4:30 pm – Gift Card

Saginaw Donor Center
1771 Tittabawassee Road
November 25  –  11 am to 6 pm – Pumpkin Pie
November 27 & 28  –  8 am to 3:30 pm – Gift Card

Bay City Donor Center
1017 North Johnson Street
November 25  –  11 am to 6 pm – Pumpkin Pie
November 30  –  8 am to 3:30 pm – Gift Card

Midland Donor Center
MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland
4005 Orchard Drive
November 24  –  Noon to 7 pm – Pumpkin Pie
November 27  –  8 am to 3:30 pm – Gift Card

Dow Diamond Donor Center
825 East Main Street, Midland
November 25  –  7:30 am to 3:30 pm – Pumpkin Pie
November 30  –  7:30 am to 3:30 pm – Gift Card

Appointments are encouraged for donor convenience.
Please call 1-866-MIBLOOD (642-5663) or visit www.miblood.org 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.