Donors needed: Red Cross warns of 'blood emergency'

LANSING, MI (WILX) -- The American Red Cross is warning of a "blood emergency" after a difficult Fourth of July week, the organization said on Tuesday morning.

The Red Cross said it has less than a three-day supply for most blood types and less than a two-day supply of type O blood.

"About 450 fewer blood drives were organized by businesses and other community groups last week than during a typical week as people across the country celebrated the holiday with activities and travel," a news release said.

Because of that, it led to 17,000 fewer donations than normal.

“Blood is only available when generous blood and platelet donors roll up a sleeve to give, and right now, all donors – especially those give have never given or haven’t given in a while – are urged to make an appointment to give today,” said Cliff Numark, senior vice president, Red Cross Blood Services.

To donate, you are urged to visit RedCrossBlood.org or to call 800-733-2767.

Where to donate

Clinton

Ovid
July 23: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Ovid VFW-Lions Club, 214 S. Main Street

Eaton

Charlotte
July 9: 11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., American Legion Post 42, 1000 W Lawrence Ave

Lansing
July 13: 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., St. Gerard Catholic Church, 4437 W. Willow Hwy

Grand Ledge
July 29: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Dart Bank, 1020 Charlevoix Dr

Ingham

Lansing
July 10: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw

Haslett
July 11: 10:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., Capital Internal Medicine Associates, 1650 Haslett Rd

Stockbridge
July 11: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Stockbridge Presbyterian Church, 101 S. Center Street

East Lansing
July 12: 9 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., MSU Federal Credit Union HQ, 3777 West Road

July 12: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., MSU Library, 366 W Circle Dr

Lansing
July 13: 8:15 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw

July 15: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw

July 15: 2 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3815 South Cedar

July 17: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw

Haslett
July 18: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Nemoke Trail Apartments, 1765 Nemoke Trail

Lansing
July 18: 10:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., Capital Internal Medicine Associates, 3955 Patient Care Drive, Suite A

Leslie
July 18: 2 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Grand River Community Church, 2443 Olds Rd

Webberville
July 18: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Webberville High School, 309 East Grand River Road

East Lansing
July 19: 12:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3383 Lake Lansing Road

Haslett
July 19: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Haslett Community Church, 1427 Haslett Road

Lansing
July 20: 8:15 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw

July 22: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw

East Lansing
July 23: 12:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., MSU Brody Hall, 241 W Brody Road, MSU Brody Hall

Lansing
July 23: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Community Mental Health, 812 E. Jolly Rd

July 24: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw

East Lansing
July 25: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University-College of Veterinary Medicine, McPhail Equine Performance-RIB Building

Okemos
July 25: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Hamilton Trace Apartments, 1846 Hamilton Rd

Lansing
July 27: 8:15 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw

July 29: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw

East Lansing
July 30: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., MSU-FRIB, 640 S. Shaw Lane

Okemos
July 30: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Charter Township of Meridian, 5151 Marsh Road

East Lansing
July 31: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Edgewood Village, 6213 Towar Gardens Circle

Lansing
July 31: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E Saginaw

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