Where Can I Donate?
The Great Lakes Blood Services Region Donor Room,
located at: AMERICAN RED CROSS,
---- 2:00 PM – 7:45 PM
---- 12:00 Noon - 5:45 PM
Wednesday ---- 1:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Thursday ---- 12:00 Noon - 5:45 PM
---- 7:00 AM – 12:45 PM
Saturday ---- 7:30 AM – 1:15 PM
Locate a blood drive
in your area
further Mid-Michigan blood drive dates, places, or for
more information about donating blood, contact the Great
Lakes Blood Services Region at (517)484-2224.
learn more about blood donation opportunities, visit
call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543).
Give Blood- The Gift of Life
Who Needs Your Blood?
· Cancer patients
· People with heart disease
· Leukemia patients
· Sickle cell anemia patients
· New mothers
· Accident victims
· 95% of men and women who reach the age
of 75 will require blood products at some point
in their life
· You must be at least 17
· You must weigh at least 110 pounds
· You must be in good health
Is Involved In Donating Blood?
process is quick and painless. After filling out a form,
you will meet wi th a collection technician to
have a mini-physical health check. The technician will
quickly (and painlessly) check a drop of your blood
to make certain you are not anemic. While you recline
on a "bed," a technician will insert a needle
in your arm and collect about a pint of blood (actual
collection time runs about 8-minutes). The only thing
you'll feel is a slight pinch in the crook of your arm
-- for just a second -- when the needle is inserted.
The amount of blood drawn is equal to about 1/12th of
the blood in your system, and your body will replace
that blood within 24-hours. Then you can enjoy refreshments
at our canteen, and talk with other blood donors.
learn more about what to expect...
also view our online presentation...
or read our blood services FAQ's...
does your blood go?
The Red Cross
can make up to four separate blood products from each
unit donated, and each unit can save a life. The most
important thing to remember is that when you give blood
you'll save lives.
learn more about where your blood goes...