Blood Donations – Lansing
As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations.
Approximately 280 blood drives across 25 states were canceled across the U.S. due to snow and extreme cold. The blood drive cancellations resulted in a shortfall of nearly
8, 400 blood and platelet donations since Jan. 2. In the Great Lakes Region, severe winter weather forced the cancellation of nearly 30 Red Cross blood drives, resulting about 850 fewer than expected blood and platelet donations over the past three days.
If you are healthy and able to donate please do!
You can help also by spreading the word, see the below information on eligibility, share with others or bring a friend to donateJ
Thank you for your past donation! You are a lifesaver.
TH 1/9/14 First Church of the Nazarene 3905 Clinton Road 12:00 PM – 5:45 PM
F 1/10/14 Blackman Township Hall 1990 W. Parnall Road 12:00 PM – 5:45 PM
T 1/14/14 American Red Cross South 3425 Francis Street 12:00 PM – 5:45 PM
South Central Michigan Chapter
W 1/15/14 Jackson College Potter Center 2111 Emmons Road 10:00 AM – 3:45 PM
F 1/17/14 Hanover Horton High School 10000 Moscow Road 9:00 AM – 2:45 PM
M 1/20/14 Heart O The Lakes Church 7031 Jefferson Road 12:00 PM – 5:45 PM
W 1/22/14 Grass Lake United Methodist Church 449 E. Michigan Ave 12:00 PM – 5:45 PM
W 1/22/14 County Tower Building 120 W. Michigan Ave 10:00 AM – 3:45 PM
TH 1/23/14 Northwest High School 4200 Van Horn Rd 10:00 AM – 3:45 PM
How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
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