Helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 10:14AM
Laurie Brady - Webmaster

Hurricane Harvey is affecting tens of thousands of people across Texas and Louisiana, including patients in need of blood and blood products. Michigan Blood is working to help that region by extending our bloodline - every blood donation we receive will indirectly help people in damaged areas.

Blood centers in that region are being forced to cancel blood drives and stop taking in blood donations because of floods. They'll be shut down throughout this week, at least, which means their hospital partners won't have access to the blood supply that they usually do. (For perspective, Michigan Blood needs to collect at least 560 units per day to supply hospitals in the state.) EVERY blood donation counts, especially donations of red cells, plasma, and platelets!

Make a connection that could save lives - donate blood!

Find a blood drive in your area here, or donate at one of our Donor Centers across the state:

Grand Rapids - 1036 Fuller NE

Mondays through Thursdays: 8am - 7pm
Fridays: 6am - 1pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 7am - 2pm

Grandville United Methodist Church - 3140 Wilson SW
Thursdays: 12pm - 7pm

St. Joseph - 2710 Cleveland Ave
Wednesdays: 12pm - 7pm

Kalamazoo - 524 East Milham Ave, Portage
Sundays & Mondays: 7am - 2pm
Tuesdays: 12pm - 7pm
Saturdays: 7am - 2pm

Saginaw - 1771 Tittabawassee Rd
Sundays & Mondays: 7am - 2pm
Tuesdays: 12pm - 7pm
Wednesdays: 7am - 2pm
Thursdays: 12pm - 7pm
Fridays & Saturdays: 7am - 2pm

Bay City - 1017 North Johnson Street

Mondays: 7am - 2pm
Wednesdays: 12pm - 7pm

Dow Diamond - 825 East Main Street, Midland
Sundays through Wednesdays: 7am - 2pm
Thursdays: 12pm - 7pm
Fridays & Saturdays: 7am - 2pm
Donations at Dow Diamond are by appointment only

 Traverse City - 2575 Aero Park Drive
Sundays & Mondays: 7am - 2pm
Tuesdays: 12pm - 7pm
Wednesdays: 7am - 2pm
Thursdays: 12pm - 7pm
Fridays & Saturdays: 7am - 2pm

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