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Blood Drive in Honor of Kalamazoo County's Mass Shooting Victims

Michigan Blood will donate to fund to help the victims and their families

Michigan Blood invites the community to a blood drive in honor of the victims of Kalamazoo County’s mass shooting. It will take place on Tuesday, March 1 at Michigan Blood’s Kalamazoo Area Donation Center at 524 East Milham Avenue in Portage, from noon until 7 p.m.
On behalf of the donors, Michigan Blood will donate to the “Help Now!” fund set up by the Battle Creek Community Foundation, Kalamazoo Community Foundation, and United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region. The fund will help pay for special financial needs of the victims and their families, as well as community counseling, healing, and safety services that address the aftermath of violence.
Our hearts go out to all those involved in this tragedy. Two of the survivors of Saturday’s deadly rampage are being treated at Bronson Healthcare and Borgess Health. Michigan Blood supplies the blood to both Bronson and Borgess. This means, the blood donated at this special blood drive could directly help patients there.
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 and to make an appointment, 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 60 hospitals throughout Michigan, including Bronson Healthcare and Borgess Health, and is an established leader in quality and service. Michigan Blood collects more than 125,000 units of blood each year at nine permanent donation sites and more than 3,600 mobile blood drives in 40 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.