American Red Cross pushing for blood donations before year-end slump

courtesy of Mlive.com
courtesy of Mlive.com

LANSING, Mich. – The American Red Cross is calling for blood donors before the decline in donations after Thanksgiving.

A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with family gatherings and travel.  However, patients don’t get a holiday break from needing lifesaving transfusions.

As such, the American Red Cross is encouraging blood donors to donate now, and have several opportunities and drives set up and scheduled.  Interested donors can also set up an individual appointment by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting redcrossblood.org, or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).  Donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcross.blood.org/rapidpass to save time when donating.
Clinton
Saint Johns
11/21/2016: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., St. Peter Lutheran Church, 8990 Church Rd

Eaton
Grand Ledge
11/28/2016: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, 210 W Saginaw Hwy

Ingham
East Lansing
11/16/2016: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., MI State Univ Snyder Phillips, Michigan State University
11/16/2016: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., MSU Akers Hall West, Michigan State University, Akers Hall 908 Akers Way
11/17/2016: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
11/17/2016: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., MSU Akers Hall West, Michigan State University, Akers Hall 908 Akers Way
11/18/2016: 10:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Michigan State University International Center, 427 N Shaw Lane, Michigan State University
11/18/2016: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., East Shaw Hall, Michigan State University, 591 N. Shaw Lane
11/18/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3383 Lake Lansing Road

Lansing
11/16/2016: 1 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw
11/19/2016: 8:15 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw
11/21/2016: 1 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw
11/23/2016: 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Radisson Hotel, 111 North Grand Ave
11/23/2016: 1 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw
11/26/2016: 8:15 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw
11/28/2016: 1 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw
11/28/2016: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Sams Club, 340 E. Edgewood Blvd
11/29/2016: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Lansing Community College Health and Human Services Building, 400 N. Capitol Ave
11/30/2016: 1 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw

Haslett
11/18/2016: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Haslett Community Church, 1427 Haslett Road

Dansville
11/30/2016: 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Dansville High School, 1264 Adams Street

 

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