American Red Cross blood donation opportunities

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Over 1.6 million new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S. this year and 246,600 of them will be invasive breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.

Cancer patients may need blood products during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications.

The Red Cross must collect 14,000 blood donations every day to help patients and volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those needing transfusions.

Donors of all types are needed.

Below are locations and times for blood donation opportunities in Mid-Michigan.

Clinton

Fowler
10/24/2016: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Fowler High School, 1000 Wright road

Eaton

Potterville
10/19/2016: 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Potterville United Methodist Church, 105 Church

Olivet
10/25/2016: 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Olivet High School, 255 First St.

Ingham

Lansing
10/17/2016: 1 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw
10/19/2016: 1 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw
10/19/2016: 2 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Cristo Rey Church, 201 W. Miller Rd.
10/22/2016: 8:15 p.m. – 1 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw
10/24/2016: 1 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw
10/26/2016: 1 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw
10/29/2016: 8:15 p.m. – 1 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw
10/31/2016: 1 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw

Okemos
10/22/2016: 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., St. Martha Catholic Church, 1100 W. Grand River

East Lansing
10/28/2016: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., St. John Catholic Student Center, 327 M.A.C. Avenue

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