SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -

The American Red Cross and the city of Southfield will sponsor a Community Blood Drive on Friday, June 7 from 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road at 10½ Mile Road.

Metro Detroit blood reserves are currently at critically low levels so the need for donations is greater than ever.

Everyone who is able to donate blood is strongly encouraged by the American Red Cross to do so at this event in June.

In order to donate blood, donors must be at least 17-years old, weight at least 110 pounds and be in good general health.

Light refreshments will be provided for the event.

Appointments can be made online at www.redcrossblood.org. Enter the sponsor code: Southfield; or call Southfield Community Relations at (248)-796-5130 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Please bring your Red Cross donor card or other form of I.D. when donating.

For general questions regarding blood donations or procedures, call the American Red Cross at (800)-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.