The American Red Cross needs blood donors this Memorial Day weekend and CBS Radio listeners are being urged to help!
Donate blood this Memorial Day Weekend and get a pair of passes for Emagine movie theatre with locations in Novi, Canton, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak and Woodhaven.
Make and keep an appointment to donate at a Red Cross Donor Center on Friday, May 25, 2012, Saturday, May 26, 2012, or Monday, May 28, 2012.
Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood. Blood donations can slump in the summer since many donors are out of their regular routines, including high school and college students. Blood donations from students account for about 20 percent of the blood collected; when schools are not in session the Red Cross needs to rely on others to fill that gap.
Come to donate blood through the American Red Cross over Memorial Day weekend. You could save up to three lives AND get a great thank you gift to get your summer started!
• In Michigan, you can donate blood at age 16 but you must have parental consent.
• All donors must meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and be in generally good health.