The need for blood is constant and during the summer months we see a decrease in the number of individuals donating blood. People get busy with summer activities and donating blood is not in the forefront of their minds. However, with increased traffic on the roadways and waterways, the hospitals we service see an increase in traumas and an increase in the need for blood.
We encourage you to visit www.redcrossmichigan.org to find the American Red Cross blood drives in your area. Donors can call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to make an appointment.
Monica Stoneking, Communications Manager, American Red Cross, Great Lakes Blood Services Region
July 15, 2009