Gardner-White partners with American Red Cross to host blood drives throughout Metro Detroit

Donors to receive $50 off a Gardner-White purchase

Red Cross hosts Metro Detroit blood drives amid supply shortage

Gardner-White is partnering with the American Red Cross to host several blood drives throughout Metro Detroit.

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.

Individuals are encouraged to schedule a blood or platelet donation appointment by using the Red Cross Blood Donor app, visiting or calling 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767), sponsor code: gardnerwhite.

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 (April 26) from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the following locations:

  • 3725 Washtenaw Ave Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • 1032 S Rochester Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48307
  • 22035 Eureka Rd. Taylor, MI 48180

Thursday (April 28) from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the following locations:

  • 4445 N. Atlantic Blvd. Auburn Hills, MI 48326
  • 41661 Ford Road Canton Township, MI 48187
  • 43825 West Oaks Drive Novi, MI 48377
  • 4101 E Grand River Ave. Howell, MI 48843
  • 14055 Hall Rd. Shelby Township, MI 48329
  • 4945 Dixie Highway Waterford Township, MI 48329

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.

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Red Cross information

Here is some information from the American Red Cross:

  • The American Red Cross blood supply remains vulnerable. Individuals are urged to schedule a blood or platelet donation to help ensure patients receive the care they need.
  • The Red Cross currently has between three and four days supply of most blood products. While this is better than it was in January, the Red Cross strives to keep a five-day supply of all blood types on hand at all times to meet daily patient needs and be prepared for emergencies requiring significant volumes of donated blood products. More donors are needed to help ensure the Red Cross can meet the needs of all patients, including in times of emergency.
  • We are grateful to the hundreds of thousands of individuals who have rolled up a sleeve to help alleviate the blood crisis in early 2022, but the demand remains high
  • Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood – a patient battling cancer, a car accident victim, or a parent experiencing a difficult childbirth. Together, we can continue to ensure lifesaving blood is available whenever and wherever it is needed.
  • Donated blood has a limited shelf life, so supplies must be continuously replenished to ensure a sufficient inventory of blood products.
  • Type O and O-negative are considered “universal donors” - meaning that their blood can be used for anyone any time, which is especially helpful in an emergency when every second counts
  • The Red Cross has resumed testing all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies. Plasma from donations that meet FDA’s criteria for convalescent plasma may be used to treat immunocompromised patients battling COVID-19.
  • New clinical trial data have shown that patients who are immunocompromised may benefit from COVID-19 convalescent plasma.
  • This testing does not affect the time it takes to give blood
  • Please make an appointment to give blood or platelets by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

For patients battling cancer, platelets and plasma can be considered “liquid gold”. If you are able to roll up your sleeve to help in these situations, please do not hesitate!

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