Baker College of Clinton Township Hosts Blood Drive on March 4th

February 25, 2010

Baker College of Clinton Township will host a blood drive on Thursday, March 4, from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m., in the student center, 34401 Gratiot Ave., Clinton Township. The event at Baker’s campus is part of the 11th Annual Clinton Township Community Blood Drive, held March 3 and 4 at various area locations.

“The Southeastern Michigan Region of the American Red Cross reports that only 3.3 percent of the eligible population in Southeast Michigan donates blood,” said Paula Sadler, Baker College of Clinton Township science department coordinator and instructor. “If we can double the number of individuals who donate every year, we can avoid a shortage. We encourage everyone to bring a friend!”

Other facts from the Southeastern Michigan Region of the American Red Cross:

  • In Southeast Michigan, 900 units of blood are needed daily for hospital patients, however only 600-700 units per day are collected
  • One in 10 hospitalized people will require blood
  • A single whole donation may help save the life of up to three people
  • All blood types are needed, but type O negative and B negative are in high demand
  • Type O blood is the most requested by hospitals and can be transfused to patients with other blood types

Other donor locations during the Clinton Township Community Blood Drive include Clintondale High School (March 3), Fifth Third Bank (March 3), Chippewa Valley High School (March 3), Clinton Township Senior Center (March 4), and MedStar Ambulance (March 4).

For more information, please contact Paula Sadler via e-mail or at 586.790.2801.

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