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Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11:35AM
Laurie Brady - Webmaster

Michigan Based Businesses Join in Effort to Boost Summer Blood Donations


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 and several Michigan businesses are working hard this summer to make sure blood is available for patients in Michigan hospitals who need it. They are asking donors to show how much they love their communities by donating blood during the annual Love Michigan blood drives.

Every person who attempts to donate will receive a super-soft t-shirt designed by The Mitten State, plus a reusable SpartanNash tote bag with Michigan-made products and coupons from Better Made chips, Old Orchard juice and Spartan brand.

“This is the 5th year we’ve teamed up with Michigan Blood and we can’t imagine not participating,” says Mike O’Rourke, Co-Founder of the Mitten State. “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 Michigan Blood 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.

Dates and times for the event vary by location.

Grand Rapids Donor Center
1036 Fuller Avenue NE
July 1 & 2  –  9 am to 7 pm
July 3 & 4  –  8 am to 3:30 pm

Grandville Donor Center
Grandville United Methodist Church
3140 Wilson Avenue SE
July 2  –  9 am to 7 pm

Kalamazoo Area Donor Center
524 East Milham Avenue, Portage
July 3 & 4  –  8 am to 3:30 pm

St. Joseph Donor Center
2710 Cleveland Avenue
July 1 & 2  –  Noon to 7 pm
July 4  –  7:30 am to 1 pm

Traverse City Donor Center
2575 Aero Park Drive
July 2  –  Noon to 7 pm
July 3 & 4  –  8 am to 3:30 pm

Saginaw Donor Center
1771 Tittabawassee Road
July 1 & 2  –  Noon to 7 pm
July 3 & 4  –  8 am to 3:30 pm

Bay City Donor Center
1710 North Johnson Street
July 1  –  Noon to 7 pm

Midland Donor Center
MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland
4005 Orchard Drive
July 3  –  8 am to 3:30 pm

Dow Diamond Donor Center
825 East Main Street, Midland
July 1  –  Noon to 7 pm
July 2  –  7:30 am to 3 pm
July 4  –  8 am to 3:30 pm


Any healthy person 17 or older (or 16 with parental consent) who weighs at least 110 pounds may be eligible to donate. As always your donation will benefit patients in more than 50 Michigan hospitals who depend on the lifesaving gift of blood donation.


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