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Air Zoo hosts Michigan Blood drive

February 10, 2010

More than 4.5 million patients need blood transfusions in the United States and Canada each year. If just 1 percent more adult Americans would give blood once a year, we would always have an adequate blood supply.

On Monday, February 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. area residents can help alleviate blood shortages by donating to Michigan Blood at the Air Zoo. Michigan Blood is a leading nonprofit provider of blood to hospitals throughout Michigan. It provides more than 100,000 units of blood per year to dozens of hospitals across the state.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be in good health and have a photo ID present. Donors are eligible to give blood every 56 days.

For more information about donating blood, please visit www.miblood.org or call 1.866.MIBLOOD. For more information about the Air Zoo, call 269.382.6555 or visit www.airzoo.org.

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