American Red Cross Blood Drives – Michigan

When:
February 5, 2014 – March 5, 2014 all-day
2014-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
2014-03-06T00:00:00-05:00
Cost:
Free

American Red Cross Blood Drives – Michigan

The American Red Cross needs blood and platelet donors to help restock the blood supply this February. Severe winter weather throughout January across much of the country forced the cancellation of about 770 Red Cross blood drives, resulting in more than 25,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations.

“Blood products were distributed to hospitals as quickly as the donations came in,” said Jim Flickema, CEO of the Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region. “The extraordinary number of cancellations in January was the equivalent of the Red Cross having to shut down its national operations for more than an entire day.”

On average, the Red Cross must collect about 15,000 units of blood every day for patients at approximately 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country. With additional winter weather already forecast for parts of the country in the next week or two, all blood types are currently needed to ensure a sufficient blood supply is available for patients.

There is an urgent need for blood types O positive, O negative, A negative and B negative. Eligible donors with these blood types are strongly encouraged to make an appointment to give in the coming days.

Platelets, a key clotting component of blood often needed by cancer patients, must be transfused within five days of donation, so donations are constantly needed. Red blood cells, the oxygen carrying component of blood, are the most widely transfused blood product and must be transfused within 42 days.
The following is a list of blood drives in your area through March 5th:

CITY

DATE

LOCATION

SITE ADDRESS

HOURS

Brooklyn

02/04/2014

American Legion

211 Chicago

11:00 AM – 4:45 PM

Jackson

02/05/2014

Westwinds Community Church

1000 Robinson Road

12:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Blissfield

02/06/2014

Blissfield American Legion

451 High Street

1:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Jackson

02/06/2014

Grace Church

2692 North Dettman

1:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Adrian

02/07/2014

Adrian Mall Center Court

1357 S. Main Street

12:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Jackson

02/07/2014

Lumen Christi High School

3483 Spring Arbor Road

8:00 AM – 1:45 PM

Adrian

02/10/2014

St. Joseph Catholic Church

415 Ormsby Street

12:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Onsted

02/11/2014

American Legion Home

333 Connor Avenue

12:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Spring Arbor

02/11/2014

Free Methodist Church

120 E. Main Street

11:00 AM – 5:45 PM

Adrian

02/12/2014

Lenawee Christian High School

111 Wolf Creek Highway

9:00 AM – 2:45 PM

Jackson

02/13/2014

Baker College

2800 Springport Road

12:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Jackson

02/14/2014

Allegiance Health Anderson Building Auditorium

205 North East

10:00 AM – 3:45 PM

Jackson

02/17/2014

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

3019 West Morrell

1:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Jackson

02/17/2014

St. Mary’s Church

301 South Mechanic

12:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Hillsdale

02/18/2014

Perennial Park

320 W. Bacon Street

2:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Hillsdale

02/19/2014

Hillsdale High School

30 S. Norwood Avenue

9:00 AM – 2:45 PM

Jackson

02/19/2014

First Presbyterian Church

743 West Michigan

1:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Jackson

02/20/2014

Jackson American Legion

3200 Lansing Avenue

12:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Adrian

02/21/2014

Faith Baptist Church

3625 Hunt Road

12:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Springport

02/21/2014

Springport High School Gym

300 W. Main St

10:00 AM – 2:45 PM

Tecumseh

02/21/2014

Tecumseh United Methodist Church

605 Bishop Reed Drive

12:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Camden

02/25/2014

Missionary Church Outreach Center

611 W. Bell Street

12:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Jackson

02/26/2014

Culvers

3471 O Neill Drive

11:00 AM – 4:45 PM

Waldron

02/26/2014

Waldron High School

13380 Waldron Rd

11:00 AM – 3:15 PM

Hudson

02/27/2014

American Legion Post 180

16113 Cadmus Road

11:00 AM – 4:45 PM

Tecumseh

02/27/2014

Carter Rehabilitation Center

902 Industrial Drive

12:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Morenci

02/28/2014

Morenci High School

500 Page Street

8:30 AM – 2:15 PM

Michigan Center

03/03/2014

Christ Lutheran Church

4250 Page Avenue

12:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Adrian

03/04/2014

First Church of the Nazarene

50 Industrial Drive

11:00 AM – 4:45 PM

Jackson

03/04/2014

Commonwealth Commerce Center

209 Washington

10:00 AM – 3:45 PM

Tecumseh

03/04/2014

Church of the Nazarene

1001 N. Union Street

1:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Jonesville

03/05/2014

Jonesville United Methodist Church

203 Concord Road

12:00 PM – 5:45 PM

 

Shelia Drewry – Donor Recruitment Representative
American Red Cross

Great Lakes Blood Services Region
1800 E. Grand River Ave., PO Box 30102
Lansing, MI 48909-7602

cell: 517- 420-3671
fax:517-371-5542
shelia.drewry@redcross.org

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