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Where Can I Donate?

arrow The Great Lakes Blood Services Region Donor Room,
     located at: AMERICAN RED CROSS, 1729 SAGINAW

Monday ---- 2:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Tuesday ---- 12:00 Noon - 5:45 PM
Wednesday ---- 1:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Thursday ---- 12:00 Noon - 5:45 PM

Friday ---- 7:00 AM – 12:45 PM
Saturday ---- 7:30 AM – 1:15 PM

arrow Locate a blood drive in your area

For 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.
To learn more about blood donation opportunities, visit www.givelife.org or
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

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Who Can Donate?
· You must be at least 17 years old
· You must weigh at least 110 pounds
· You must be in good health
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What Is Involved In Donating Blood?

The donation 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...

Where 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...

 

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Serving Clinton, Eaton, Gratioit, Ingham and Shiawassee Counties American Red Cross Mid-Michigan Chapter
Clinton, Eaton, Ingham County 1800 East Grand River Avenue Lansing, MI 48912 517-484-7461
Gratiot County 205 East Superior Alma, MI 48801 989-463-3209
Shiawassee County 702 West Corunna Avenue Corunna, MI 48817 989-743-6118
Regional Food Distribution Center 2116 Mint Road Lansing, MI 48906 517-321-6807
Great Lakes Region Blood Services 1800 East Grand River Avenue Lansing, MI 48912 517-484-2224