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Donate life-saving blood Friday during Versiti Blood Center of Michigan’s Spring Blood Drive

Grand Rapids-area residents can help save lives by donating blood Friday at the annual Spring Blood Drive benefitting Versiti Blood Center of Michigan, formerly Michigan Blood.
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Donating blood takes about an hour

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 donate blood.

Donors should bring a photo ID that includes their birth date.

For more, visit Versiti.org/Michigan.

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Blood donations tend to go down as temperatures rise. And with families hitting the road for spring break, life-saving blood is needed throughout Michigan right now. 
 
Grand Rapids-area residents can help bridge the gap by donating life-saving blood Friday at the annual Spring Blood Drive benefitting Versiti Blood Center of Michigan, formerly Michigan Blood.
 
Donors can make an appointment to give blood anytime between 7 a.m.-5 p.m. (March 29) at Versiti’s Fuller Avenue Donor Center, located at 1036 Fuller NE in Grand Rapids. Donors can save up to three lives with their donation. Everyone who gives will receive a $10 Buffalo Wild Wings gift card while supplies last.
 
Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 1-866-642-5663 or visit Versiti.org/Michigan.
 
Versiti Blood Center of Michigan collected blood throughout the state since 1955. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, the non-profit organization provides blood products and services to 69 Michigan hospitals. Versiti Blood Center of Michigan 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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