Blood donations needed

American Red Cross nurse provides aid to U.S. soldiers in Vietnam, Circa 1967.



Jan. 8, 2016  PLYMOUTH VOICE.

Plymouth Michigan News



Help save a life-your blood donation matters.


In the next two weeks, Plymouth and Plymouth Township will sponsor area American Red Cross blood drives to help fill the need during a period of critical shortage.


Township of Plymouth

Plymouth Township will host their blood drive on Jan. 11 at Town Hall, 9955 N. Haggerty Road in Plymouth from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information contact Plymouth Township Fire Chief Dan Phillips at 734-354-3221.


City of Plymouth

The City of Plymouth Blood drive will take place on Jan. 17 at City Hall at 201 S. Main Street in Plymouth. For more information call Diane at 734-349-7052.


To ensure the safety of blood donation for both donors and recipients, all volunteer blood donors must be evaluated to determine their eligibility to give blood. The final determination will be made on the day of the donation at the blood drive or blood donation center. If you were deferred from donating in the past, you may be able to donate again. Those ineligible and non-donors are asked to consider supporting the American Red Cross Blood Services by volunteering.

The humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross connects to people and communities across the nation and around the world. Since 1881, the Red Cross has been a consistent lifeline for people when they need us the most. The depth and breadth of their services whenever and wherever they’re called for is unmatched by any organization, charity or non-profit in the world.

During the eight years of American combat activity in the Vietnam war-1965 to 1972, the Red Cross handled over 2 million emergency communications between servicemen and their families. An average of over 280,000 servicemen a month participated in recreation activities at Red Cross centers and in Supplemental Recreational Activities Overseas (SRAO) programs in Vietnam and neighboring countries.



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