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My Town: Flu uptick expected to hurt blood donations
My Town: Flu uptick expected to hurt blood donations

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. 

 

Allegan

  • Jan. 21, from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. – American Legion

 

Allendale

  • Jan. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. – Grand Valley State University Kirkhof Center

 

Coopersville

  • Jan. 26, from 12:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. – Coopersville United Methodist Church

 

Fennville

  • Jan. 26, from 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – Fennville Community Athletic Center

 

Grand Haven

  • 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

 

Grand Rapids

  • Jan. 22, from 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – Aquinas College

 

Holland

  • 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

 

Wayland

  • 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.