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Air Zoo to Host Michigan Blood Drive

April 10, 2013

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Donating blood is one of the best and easiest ways to help save lives.

Area residents can help alleviate blood shortages by donating to Michigan Blood at the Air Zoo on April 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each donor will receive a $10 gift card to Meijer, courtesy of Michigan Blood. 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 or call 1.866.MIBLOOD. For more information about the Air Zoo, call 269.382.6555 or visit

The Air Zoo is a nonprofit organization located at 6151 Portage Rd. in Portage, Mich. It is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and offers a restaurant, gift shop, and banquet facilities. General admission is $10 per person. Unlimited rides and attractions may be purchased with an Ultimate Ace Wristband Package ($16.50), which includes general admission, or tickets can be purchased individually for rides. Children who are 4 years old or younger are free.

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