“We’re really putting out the call for all blood donors to come out and give blood. This is a nationwide shortage. The Red Cross collects 40% of the nation’s blood,” Red Cross Michigan Region Communications Director Meghan Lehman said.
All presenting donors at the blood drives will receive a coupon for $50 off a Gardner-White purchase of at least $399 and be entered to win a $500 Gardner-White gift certificate. Drawings will be held for each of the blood drive locations.
“We are immensely grateful to Gardner-White for hosting these blood drives over the years, bringing the opportunity to donate blood right to the local communities so people can just go to their local Gardner-White store and know they’ll have the opportunity to donate. Without partners like Gardner-White, we cannot do this,” Lehman said.
Individuals are encouraged to schedule a blood or platelet donation appointment by using the Red Cross Blood Donor app, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767), sponsor code: gardnerwhite.
“When people are coming into the emergency room, or traumas, or new mothers that have just given birth and they need a blood transfusion, it’s critical that hospitals have that blood there when it’s needed. We’re always needing to replenish that supply,” Lehman said.
Donors and staff will be required to wear a face mask regardless of their vaccination status. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment before they arrive at the blood drive.
Blood drive schedule
Tuesday (Jan. 11) from 11:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at 1032 S Rochester Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48307 and 4945 Dixie Highway Waterford Township, MI 48329.
Thursday (Jan. 13) from 11:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the following locations:
- 4400 East 14 Mile Road Warren, MI 48092
- 4445 N. Atlantic Blvd. Auburn Hills, MI 48326
- 41661 Ford Road Canton Township, MI 48187
- 8393 W Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48116
- 3725 Washtenaw Ave Ann Arbor, MI 48104
- 43825 West Oaks Drive Novi, MI 48377
To donate blood you will need to bring a blood donor card or driver’s license and two other forms of identification that are required at check-in.