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Jan052018

Snow Significantly Impacting Blood Collections

Snow and bad weather are significantly impacting Michigan Blood’s ability to collect blood, both due to canceled blood drives and donors who feel it unsafe driving in bad conditions.

“Hospitals don’t take snow days, and neither do we,” said Dawn Kaiser, director of donor services for Michigan Blood, “All it takes is one bad accident, and our inventory could be wiped out.”

There is currently an urgent need for all blood types and a special need for O-Negative blood, the universal donor, which has dangerously low levels. If the current trend of bad weather continues without more blood donors coming in, Michigan Blood’s inventory could drop to critical levels.

Every blood donation can be a life-saver for people in hospitals across the state. Here is a list of donor centers in the region where people can donate blood, if they feel safe enough to drive out:

 

Main Donor Center – Grand Rapids

1036 Fuller NE, Grand Rapids, 49503 (just north of I-196)

616-774-2300

Sunday 7:00am - 2:00pm

Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm

Friday 6:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday 7:00am - 2:00pm


Main Donor Center - Grandville

Grandville United Methodist Church

3140 Wilson SW, Grandville

Wednesday 7:00am - 2:00pm *by appointment only

Thursday Noon - 7:00pm

Saturday 7:00am - 2:00pm *by appointment only


Main Donor Center – St. Joseph

2710 Cleveland Avenue, St. Joseph, 49085  

269-408-1540

Wednesday Noon - 7:00pm


Main Donor Center – Kalamazoo Area

524 East Milham Ave, Portage, 49002

269-382-3879

Sunday 7:00am - 2:00pm

Monday 7:00am - 2:00pm

Tuesday Noon - 7:00pm

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday CLOSED

Saturday  7:00am - 2:00pm


Main Donor Center - Saginaw

1771 Tittabawassee Road, Saginaw, 48604-9341 

989-755-5387

Sunday and Monday 7:00am - 2:00pm

Tuesday Noon - 7:00pm

Wednesday 7:00am - 2:00pm

Thursday Noon - 7:00pm

Friday and Saturday 7:00am - 2:00pm


Bay City Donor Center

1017 North Johnson Street, Bay City, 48708-6251

989-892-2551

Monday 7:00am - 2:00pm

Wednesday Noon - 7:00pm


Midland Dow Diamond Donor Center

825 East Main Street, Midland

989-794-2815

Sunday through Wednesday 7:00am - 2:00pm

Thursday Noon - 7:00pm

Friday and Saturday 7:00am - 2:00pm

*Dow Diamond is by appointment only


Main Donor Center – Traverse City

2575 Aero Park Drive, Traverse City, 49686-8495

231-935-3030

Sunday and Monday 7:00am - 2:00pm

Tuesday Noon - 7:00pm

Wednesday 7:00am - 2:00pm

Thursday Noon - 7:00pm

Friday and Saturday 7:00am - 2:00pm