Red Cross urging Mid-Michigan residents to donate blood before Holiday decline

Red Cross

LANSING, Mich. – The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give the gift of a blood or platelet donation. A donation can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment through the holidays.

While the need the constant, the holidays usually bring a decline in blood donations.  Busy holiday schedules and travel plans make it more challenging for regular donors to give, and many businesses and organizations postpone hosting blood drives during the holiday season.

“While many of us gather with friends and family this time of year, patients may spend the holidays in a hospital room,” said Todd Kulman of the Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region. “The need for blood doesn’t take a break for the holidays. Please make an appointment to give the most meaningful gift of all – the gift of life through a blood or platelet donation.”

Blood donors with type O, B negative and A negative blood can also ask about making a Power Red donation.  These blood types can be collected in more condensed doses and can reach more people.

To encourage donations around Thanksgiving, those who come to give blood or platelets from Nov. 24-28 will be emailed a set of recipes from celebrity chef partners Mario Batali, Rick Bayless, Richard Blais, David Burke, Mike Isabella and Ellie Krieger.

Clinton
Saint Johns
12/5/2016: 11:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 1108 N US 27

Bath
12/7/2016: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Bath High School, 6175 E Clark Rd

Dewitt
12/8/2016: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Catholic Community of St Jude, 801 N Bridge Street

Eaton
Grand Ledge
11/28/2016: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, 210 W Saginaw Hwy
12/5/2016: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Willow Ridge Elementary School, 12840 Nixon Rd

Dimondale
12/8/2016: 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., State of Michigan Operations Center, 7285 Parsons Dr.
12/12/2016: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 162 Bridge Street

Eaton Rapids
12/15/2016: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Eaton Rapids High School, 800 State St

Lansing
12/15/2016: 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Mi Public Service Commission, 7109 W Saginaw

Ingham
Lansing
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
12/1/2016: 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Victor Building, 201 N. Washington Square
12/3/2016: 8:15 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw
12/5/2016: 1 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw
12/7/2016: 1 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw
12/10/2016: 8:15 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw
12/12/2016: 1 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw
12/14/2016: 1 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw

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

 

Mason
12/1/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., St. James Catholic Church, 1010 S. Lansing Street

Williamston
12/7/2016: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 157 High Street

East Lansing
12/9/2016: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., MSU Union, 49 Abbot Road

 

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