My Town: Flu uptick expected to hurt blood donations | Community Spirit
KENT COUNTY, Mich.—With this flu season on track to be one of the worst in years, the American Red Cross is worried blood donations will take a hit.
Traditionally, the winter months are already a difficult time for donation drives, with holiday traveling, school breaks and inclement weather. The American Red Cross is hoping more West Michiganders will make a resolution to roll up their sleeve and give life-saving blood. All blood types are needed.
- Jan. 21, from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. – American Legion
- Jan. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. – Grand Valley State University Kirkhof Center
- Jan. 26, from 12:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. – Coopersville United Methodist Church
- Jan. 26, from 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – Fennville Community Athletic Center
- Jan. 26, from 1 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. – Second Reformed Church
- Jan. 27, from 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – Second Reformed Church
- Jan. 22, from 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – Aquinas College
- Jan. 16, from 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – Central Park Reformed Church
- Jan. 19, from 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – Third Reformed Church
- Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Holland Hospital
- Jan. 21, from 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – United Church of Wayland
January is National Blood Donor Month. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS.