Celebrating Donors with ‘Love Michigan’ Event
Monday, June 26, 2017 at 12:17PM
Laurie Brady - Webmaster

Michigan Blood gives back to blood donors with Michigan-made products

MICHIGAN (June, 2017) –Michigan Blood is the only community cause to be considered ‘Pure Michigan.’ So, during the first full week of July, the non-profit is giving back to Michiganders who donate blood with items made for – and by – other Michiganders.

The ‘Love Michigan’ event begins July 3rd and runs through July 8th. Anyone who attempts to donate blood at one of Michigan Blood’s main donor centers during these dates will receive a t-shirt, a SpartanNash bag, Better Made chips, and an Old Orchard Juice coupon.

“One hour of your time means saving up to three lives in your community,” said Carleen Crawford, Director of Communications and Marketing for Michigan Blood, “Summer is a time of low blood donations and high need, so we’re showing our love for Michiganders with this promotion!”

Traffic fatalities are worse during holiday weekends, with the July 4th weekend being one of the worst during the year (according to Michigan State Police). The blood donated during the ‘Love Michigan’ campaign will go to help hospitals replenish their supplies after what is often a busy time.

Give back to Michiganders by extending your bloodline. Here’s a list of donor centers in your community participating in the promotion:

Grand Rapids Area Donor Center
1036 Fuller Ave NE

Monday, July 3rd: 8am – 7pm
Tuesday, July 4th: 7:30am  3pm
Wednesday, July 5th: 8am – 7pm
Thursday, July 6th: 8am – 7pm
Friday, July 7th: 6am – 1pm
Saturday, July 8th: 7am – 2pm

Grandville Donor Center - Grandville United Methodist Church
3140 Wilson Ave

Thursday, July 6th: 12pm – 7pm

Traverse City Donor Center
2575 Aero Park Drive

Monday, July 3rd: 7am - 2pm
Tuesday, July 4th: 7:30am  3pm
Wednesday, July 5th: 7am - 2pm
Thursday, July 6th: 12pm - 7pm
Friday, July 7th: 7am - 2pm
Saturday, July 8th: 7am - 2pm

St. Joseph Donor Center
2710 Cleveland Ave

Wednesday, July 5th: 12pm - 7pm

Kalamazoo Area Donor Center
524 East Milham Ave, Portage

Monday, July 3rd: 7am - 2pm
Tuesday, July 4th: 7:30am  3pm
Saturday, July 8th: 7am - 2pm

Bay City Donor Center
1017 North Johnson Street

Monday, July 3rd: 7am - 2pm
Wednesday, July 5th: 12pm - 7pm

Midland Dow Diamond Donor Center
825 East Main Street

Monday, July 3rd: 7am - 2pm
Tuesday, July 4th: 7am - 2pm
Thursday, July 6th: 12pm - 7pm
Friday, July 7th: 7am - 2pm
Saturday, July 8th: 7am - 2pm
(Donations at Dow Diamond are by appointment only) 

Saginaw Donor Center
1771 Tittabawassee Road

Monday, July 3rd: 7am - 2pm
Tuesday, July 4th: 7:30am  3pm
Wednesday, July 5th: 7am - 2pm
Thursday, July 6th: 12pm - 7pm 
Friday, July 7th: 7am - 2pm
Saturday, July 8th: 7am - 2pm 

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