‘Love Michigan’ this Fourth of July weekend by giving blood
Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 10:43AM
Laurie Brady - Webmaster

Support patients in Michigan hospitals who will need blood this summer


Grand Rapids, Mich. (June 20, 2016)
– A Michigan summer is a beautiful thing. So is saving a life. Michigan Blood is inviting Michigan residents to celebrate both during Michigan Blood’s ‘Love Michigan’ blood drives throughout the state over the Fourth of July weekend, June 30 – July 4.

Blood centers often see blood and platelet donations decline during the summer months. Join Michigan Blood and our Michigan business contributors Family Fare, Old Orchard, and Better Made Potato Chips in working together to ensure blood is available this summer for patients in Michigan hospitals who need it.

A reusable Family Fare tote bag with Michigan made products and coupons, including a t-shirt from “The Mitten State,” will be given to everyone who attempts to give blood.

Love Michigan: make an appointment today!

Thursday, June 30
7:30 am – 3:30pm
Dow Diamond Donor Center
9 am – 7pm
Grand Rapids Donor Center
Grandville Donor Center
10:30 am – 7 pm
Traverse City Donor Center
12 pm – 7 pm
Saginaw Donor Center
St. Joseph Donor Center

Friday, July 1 • 8 am – 4 pm
Grand Rapids Donor Center
Kalamazoo Donor Center
Midland Donor Center
Saginaw Donor Center
Traverse City Donor Center

 

Saturday, July 2 • 8 am – 4 pm
Grand Rapids Donor Center
Kalamazoo Donor Center  
Saginaw Donor Center
Traverse City

 

Monday, July 4 • 8 am – 4 pm
Bay City Donor Center
Dow Diamond Donor Center
Grand Rapids Donor Center
Saginaw Donor Center
Traverse City Donor Center


Blood drive dates and times vary by location. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Donors can schedule an appointment by calling 1-866-MIBlood or by visiting www.miblood.org.  Any healthy person 17 or older (or 16 with parental consent) who weighs at least 110 pounds may be eligible to donate, although females age 18 and under must weigh 120 pounds or more. Blood donors should bring photo ID.

Michigan Blood is the sole provider of blood and blood products for the majority of hospitals in Michigan, including Spectrum Health, Metro Health, and Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. Donations given outside of Michigan Blood do not stay local or have direct local impact. Donate blood at Michigan Blood and help save the lives of patients in Michigan hospitals. Michigan Blood is currently in urgent need of O-Negative blood donations.


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 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

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