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Versiti Blood Center of Michigan issues emergency appeal for blood donations

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Posted at 6:31 AM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 12:55:16-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Versiti Blood Center of Michigan has issued an emergency plea for donations as the state is facing a potential crisis.

Michigan’s blood supply is currently at less than a half-day’s supply.

All blood types are needed, especially O-negative and O-positive types.

Hours have been extended this week at many Versiti donor centers in Michigan to give residents more options to donate blood:

Grand Rapids: 1036 Fuller NE
Wednesday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Kalamazoo area: 524 E. Milham Ave., Portage
Thursday: Noon-6 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saginaw: 1771 Tittabawassee Road
Wednesday: 7 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Traverse City: 2575 Aero Park Drive
Wednesday: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday: Noon-7 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m.-noon

Bay City: 1017 N. Johnson St.
Wednesday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Midland: 825 E. Main St.
Wednesday: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Grandville: 3140 Wilson SW
Wednesday: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

St. Joseph: 2710 Cleveland Ave.
Wednesday: Noon-7 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Donating blood takes about an hour. Anyone age 17 or older in good health who meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to give.

Parental consent is required for donors age 16 to give. Donors are asked bring a photo ID that includes their birth date.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 1-866-642-5663 or visit Versiti online.