Red Cross to hold blood drives for hurricane disaster relief

The American Red Cross will be hosting a series of blood drives around our area to aid victims of Hurricane Florence. (Photo: Joel Feick/WEYI/WSMH)

MID-MICHIGAN – The American Red Cross will be hosting a series of blood drives around our area to aid victims of Hurricane Florence.

The agency says there are in need of blood and platelets most, but also need financial donations.

In addition to the devastation left in the storm’s aftermath, Florence also caused the cancellation of nearly 200 blood drives scheduled in southern states, adding to the shortage of blood donations.

“Natural disasters like hurricanes can disrupt blood drives and prevent donors from giving, but hospital patients still depend on lifesaving transfusions,” said Cliff Numark, senior vice president, Red Cross Blood Services.

If you would like to help, contact the Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by going to their website.

Below is a list of blood drives in our area:

Genesee County

Davison

9/24/2018: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., St. John Catholic Church Family Life Center, 505 N. Dayton Street

Burton

9/25/2018: 12:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1227 E. Bristol Road

Montrose

9/25/2018: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., United Methodist Church, 158 E. State Road

Flint

9/26/2018: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Flint Blood Donation Center, 1401 S. Grand Traverse

9/27/2018: 9 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Insight Health and Fitness Center, 4500 S. Saginaw Street

9/27/2018: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 2051 W. Maple Avenue

Flushing

10/1/2018: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Flushing Presbyterian Church, 5010 N. McKinley Road

Flint

10/3/2018: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Flint Blood Donation Center, 1401 S. Grand Traverse

Clio

10/4/2018: 11:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., Clio Masonic Temple, 714 N. Mill Street

Mount Morris

10/4/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Mt Morris High School, 8041 Neff Rd

Flint

10/5/2018: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Hurley Medical Center Auditorium, 1 Hurley Plaza

Fenton

10/8/2018: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Fenton VFW Post, 1148 N. Leroy Street

Flint

10/10/2018: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Flint Blood Donation Center, 1401 S. Grand Traverse

Grand Blanc

10/10/2018: 11:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 12534 Holly Road

Swartz Creek

10/11/2018: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Swartz Creek United Methodist Church, 7400 Miller Road

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Lapeer County

Lapeer

9/20/2018: 2 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 1310 N. Main Street

Imlay City

10/2/2018: 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., St Paul Lutheran Church, 200 North Cedar Street

Lapeer

10/7/2018: 9 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Bishop Kelley School, 926 W. Nepessing Street

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Shiawassee County

Owosso

9/24/2018: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church Owosso, 650 South Street

10/5/2018: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Memorial Healthcare, 826 W. King Street

Corunna

10/9/2018: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Corunna Community Center, McCurdy Park, 457 Emma Drive

Morrice

10/10/2018: 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Morrice High School, 691 Purdy Lane

Durand

10/11/2018: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Durand VFW Post 2272, 923 N. Saginaw

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