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My Town: Mark Memorial Day season by making a life-saving donation
My Town: Mark Memorial Day season by making a life-saving donation

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—The American Red Cross is encouraging Americans to honor service men and women this Memorial Day season by making a life-saving donation of blood.

“Your blood donation at this time of year works as both a tribute and a testament to our nation’s armed forces,” said Todd Kulman, communications manager for the Great Lakes Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. “By rolling up your sleeve, you’ll also help maintain a strong blood supply at a time of year when blood donations traditionally decline.”

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. While that need is constant, the number of people donating blood can fluctuate, particularly over the summer, when schools no longer host blood drives because they are shut down for the summer. 

If you would like to donate, visit any of the following blood drives:

  • May 19, 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Allegan Alternative High School
  • May 19, 12:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. – Coopersville United Methodist Church
  • May 21, 11:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. – Allegan General Hospital
  • May 21, 12:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. – United Church of Wayland
  • May 22, 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. – American Legion, Allegan
  • May 22, 11:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. --  American Red Cross, Holland
  • May 22, 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, Holland
  • May 22, 12 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Zeeland
  • May 23, 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. – American Red Cross, Grand Rapids
  • May 23, 12 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Shawnee Park Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids
  • May 23, 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Otsego Public Library
  • May 24, 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Sandy Pines, Hopkins
  • May 28, 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – Hanley Christian Reformed Church, Grandville
  • May 29, 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Holland Event Center
  • May 30, 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – Central Park Reformed Church, Holland
  • May 31, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Fennville Middle School
  • June 2, 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. – Huntington Bank, 1241 E. Beltline NE, Grand Rapids
  • June 2, 12 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. --  Faith Christian Reformed Church, Holland
  • June 3, 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – First Congregational Church, Otsego
  • June 3, 11:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. – First Baptist Church, Zeeland
  • June 4, 12 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Grand Haven Eagles #925
  • June 4, 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. – North Ottawa Community Hospital, Grand Haven
  • June 5, 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Grand Haven
  • June 5, 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. – Holland Aquatic Center
  • June 6, 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Intersection Ministries, Holland
  • June 10, 12:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. – Martin United Methodist Church

To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit  redcrossblood.org for more information.