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Blood and Platelet Donations
Thomas J. Unger, ACSW Patricia D. Slayton, RN, MSN
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By: Todd Kulman
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.
Busy holiday schedules and travel plans make it more challenging for regu- lar donors to give, and many businesses and organizations postpone hosting blood drives during the holiday season for these same reasons. This can lead to a decline in blood donations, but the need is constant.
“While many of us gather with friends and family this time of year, patients may spend the holidays in a hospital room,” said Todd Kulman of the Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region. “The need for blood doesn’t take a break for the holi- days. Please make an appointment to give the most meaningful gift of all – the gift of life through a blood or platelet donation.”
Power Red Maximizes Donations
Power Red donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells – the most com- monly transfused blood component. Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body and are frequently give to trauma and surgery patients. During a Power Red donation, red blood cells are separated from other blood components, and plasma and platelets are then safely and comfort- ably returned to the donor.
Blood donors with type O, B nega- tive and A negative blood can help more patients with one appointment by mak- ing a Power Red donation at select Red Cross blood donation centers and blood drives.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
Branch County - Coldwater
12/5: 1-5:45pm, Coldwater Masonic Temple, 45 E Chicago
Calhoun County - Homer
12/1: 12-5:45pm, Homer High School, 403 S Hillsdale Street
Calhoun County - Marshall
12/2: 8am-1:45pm, Marshall High School, 710 North Marshall
Calhoun County - Tekonsha
12/6: 12pm-5:45pm, Tekonsha First Baptist Church, 914 N. Main
Calhoun County - Battle Creek
12/2: 7:45am-1:30pm, Pennfield High School, 8299 Pennfield Road
12/11: 11am-3:45pm, Sikh Society of Michigan, Inc., 3180 Beckley Rd
12/14: 8am-1:45pm, Harper Creek High School, 12677 Beadle Lake Rd
Kalamazoo County - Kalamazoo
12/1: 12-5:45pm, American Red Cross, 5640 Venture Ct.
12/5: 8am-1:45pm, Comstock High School, 2107 North 26th Street
12/5: 1-6:45pm, WMU - Lee Honors College, 1903 West Michigan Ave
12/8: 12-5:45pm, American Red Cross, 5640 Venture Ct.
12/14: 12-5:45pm, St Martin of Tours, 2010 Nichols Rd
Kalamazoo County - Parchment
12/12: 12-5:45pm, Parchment United Methodist Church, 225 Glendale
Kalamazoo County - Portage
12/12: 12-5:45pm, District Library, 300 Library Lane
12/15: 1-6:45pm, Portage Free Methodist Church, 1715 W. Centre
Saint Joseph County - Sturgis
12/5: 10:30am-4:15pm, Radiant Life Church, 907 North Nottawa
Saint Joseph County - Three Rivers
12/7: 12-5:45pm, Immaculate Conception Church, 637 South Douglas
Saint Joseph County - Mendon
12/9: 12-5:45pm, West Mendon United Methodist Church, 22994 Portage Lake Road
How To Donate Blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcross- or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental con- sent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to com- plete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit and follow the instructions on the site.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds
and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitar- ian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends
on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross. org or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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