Michigan Blood Partners with Trinity school for blood drive

MANISTEE — Michigan Blood will hold a blood drive at Trinity Lutheran School this weekend.

The event is set for noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday in the Trinity Lutheran gym. located at 420 Oak St. in Manistee.

Founded in 1955, Michigan Blood is an independent, nonprofit blood bank that provides blood for 38 hospitals across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, including West Shore Medical Center in Manistee.

Serving Michigan hospitals is the top priority for Michigan Blood, which collects more than 115,000 blood donations each year at nine permanent donation sites and more than 3,700 mobile blood drives statewide.

This service will not only save lives, it will boost the community blood supply at a time when blood needs are constantly increasing. Anyone age 17 (and 16 with parental permission) and older who weighs at least 110 pounds is eligible to give.

Every time a person donates blood, it could save as many as three lives.

Appointments are preferred but not necessary. To make an appointment, contact Matt Phillips at mphillips@manistee.org.

Those interested can also sign up by calling 1-866-MIBLOOD, or online at www.miblood.org.

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