Versiti Blood Center of Michigan issues emergency appeal for blood donations

Blood supply at dire level for days ahead across state; all blood types needed, especially O-negative, O-positive
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Jan. 7, 2020 - PRLog -- Versiti Blood Center of Michigan has issued an emergency appeal for blood donations. All blood types are needed, especially O-negative and O-positive types. O-negative donors are universal blood donors, meaning their red blood cells can be transfused to all patients. Make an appointment to donate blood or walk in to give the gift of life:

Grand Rapids: 1036 Fuller NE
WED: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
THUR: 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
FRI: 6 a.m.-1 p.m.
SAT: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
SUN: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Kalamazoo area: 524 E. Milham Ave., Portage
THUR: Noon-6 p.m.
SAT: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
SUN: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saginaw: 1771 Tittabawassee Road
WED: 7 a.m.- 2 p.m.
THUR: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
FRI: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
SAT: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
SUN: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Traverse City: 2575 Aero Park Drive
WED: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
THUR: Noon-7 p.m.
FRI: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
SAT: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
SUN: 7 a.m.-noon

Bay City: 1017 N. Johnson St.
WED: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Midland: 825 E. Main St.
WED: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
THUR: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
FRI: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
SAT: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
SUN: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Grandville: 3140 Wilson SW
WED: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
THUR: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
SAT: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

St. Joseph: 2710 Cleveland Ave.
WED: Noon-7 p.m.
SAT, SUN: Sunday: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Donating blood takes about an hour. Anyone age 17 or older in good health who meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to give. Parental consent is required for donors age 16 to give. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes their birth date.

Appointments are encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, call 1-866-642-5663 or visit Versiti online at http://www.versiti.org/Michigan.

Versiti Blood Center of Michigan provides blood products and services to nearly 70 Michigan hospitals and collects more than 114,000 units of blood each year at eight donation centers and through the operation of more than 3,400 community blood drives throughout the state. For more, visit versiti.org/Michigan.

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