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American Red Cross looking for more donors during National Blood Donor Month
American Red Cross looking for more donors during National Blood Donor Month

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—January is National Blood Donor Month, and the American Red Cross wants to thank all those who role up their sleeve to help save lives.

“Every day in our country, approximately 44,000 units of blood are needed in hospitals to help treat trauma victims, surgery patients, organ transplant patients, premature babies and patients receiving treatment for cancer and other diseases,” said Todd Kulman, communications manager of the Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region. “As the New Year begins, it is the perfect time to honor donors for their commitment to helping save lives through the simple act of giving blood and platelets throughout the year.”

January can be a difficult month to fill the need for blood and platelet donations because of winter weather and seasonal illnesses.  If you’d like to help, the following blood drives are planned through the next month:

  • 01/23/2014 - Aquinas College- 1607 Robinson Road SE Grand Rapids-12:00 PM - 5:45 PM
  • 01/27/2014 - American Legion- 632 Eastern Ave, Allegan- 11:00 AM - 4:45 PM
  • 01/27/2014 - Coopersville United Methodist Church - 105 N. 68th Avenue - 12:30 PM - 6:15 PM
  • 01/28/2014 - Fennville Community Athletic Center - 5 Memorial Drive - 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM
  • 01/28/2014 - Davenport University - 6191 Kraft Ave, Grand Rapids - 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM
  • 01/29/2014 - Allegan General Hospital - 555 Linn Street, Allegan - 11:30 AM - 5:15 PM
  • 01/29/2014 - Grand Valley State University Kirkhof Center - Allendale - 11:30 AM - 5:15 PM
  • 01/29/2014 - Grand Rapids Community College - 143 Bostwick Ave NE - 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM
  • 01/31/2014 - Holland Hospital - 602 Michigan Avenue, Holland - 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM
  • 02/02/2014 - First United Methodist Church - 57 W. 10th Street, Holland - 8:30 AM - 2:15 PM
  • 02/04/2014 - Church of God - 112 Kalamazoo Street, Otsego - 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM
  • 02/04/2014 - First Baptist Church - 246 W. Main Street, Zeeland - 11:30 AM - 5:15 PM
  • 02/05/2014 - Hope College Maas Center - 264 Columbia Avenue, Holland - 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM
  • 02/07/2014 - Grand Haven Church of the Dunes - 717 Sheldon, Grand Haven - 1:00 PM - 5:45 PM
  • 02/07/2014 - Intersection Ministries - 945 136th Avenue, Holland - 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM
  • 02/08/2014 - Grand Rapids Harley-Davidson - 2977 Corporate Grove Drive, Hudsonville - 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM
  • 02/10/2014 - Second Reformed Church - 1000 Waverly, Grand Haven - 1:00 PM - 6:45 PM
  • 02/11/2014 - Second Reformed Church - 1000 Waverly, Grand Haven - 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM
  • 02/11/2014 - Martin United Methodist Church - 969 E. Allegan Street, Martin - 12:30 PM - 6:15 PM
  • 02/12/2014 - Grand Valley State University Kirkhof Center - Allendale - 11:30 AM - 5:15 PM
  • 02/14/2014 - Dorr Christian Reformed Church - 4220 18th Street, Dorr - 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM
  • 02/16/2014 - St. Mary's Catholic Church - 406 E. Savidge Street, Spring Lake - 8:00 AM - 1:45 PM
  • 02/17/2014 - Cornerstone University - 1001 E. Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids - 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM
  • 02/18/2014 - USF Holland - 750 E. 40th Street, Holland - 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM

To schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED Cross or visit redcrossblood.org.

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