Give Blood

Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood …
You can save up to four lives with a single blood donation.

Please give blood at an upcoming drive in your area. 

April Blood Drive Schedule

A tragedy motivated Douglas Bloodgood of Otter Lake to donate blood. Thirteen years ago his wife was diagnosed with cancer. While watching her undergo treatments, Bloodgood saw first-hand the critical need for blood donors.  More …

What does it take to save someone’s life? For Upton Bonner, it is a 127-mile one-way trip from Port Hope to Flint every two weeks! Upton donates platelets – the particles in blood that aid in clotting.  More …

Local radio personality Stu Allen from WCRZ CARS 108 saves a life every couple of months. Allen donates blood through the Red Cross to help patients in need.  More …

“Red Cross blood saved my life,” said Rita Parker of Clio. Twenty years ago, the McKinley math teacher was in a car accident that nearly took her life. She ended up needing 41 units of blood.  More …

Blood Donors Are Always Needed

Consistent donations from new and regular blood donors are needed year-round to maintain a stable blood supply. A three-day supply is considered safe and adequate, with five to seven considered optimal for meeting emergency and disaster-related needs. In the past two years, the overall blood supply in Michigan has rarely edged above two days. 

You can help.

Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule a blood donation appointment or for information on a blood drive in your area.  Please visit for more information on donating blood.

The Flint Blood Center is open every week:

Mondays & Wednesdays, Noon – 5:45 p.m.
Fridays, 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

American Red Cross
Flint Blood Center
1401 S. Grand Traverse

The Flint Apheresis Center is open:

Fridays from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Mondays from 12 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Call 1-800-968-4283 ext. 393 for more information.

Donate Platelets!

The Flint Apheresis Center is open:

Thursday & Friday from 6:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays from 6:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mondays from 12 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Call 1-800-968-4283 ext. 393 for more information.

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