STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. — One of the top Chevrolet dealerships in Michigan is once again joining forces with the American Red Cross to help ensure blood products are available for those who need them. Buff Whelan Chevrolet, 40445 Van Dyke Avenue, Sterling Heights, is hosting a blood drive on Friday, Sept. 2 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“Buff Whelan Chevrolet has been hosting Red Cross blood drives since 2000,” said Red Cross donor recruitment representative Bridget McCormick. “For the past 15 years, this wonderful partnership has resulted in over 8,000 pints of blood collected!”
As a thank you, everyone who comes to donate will receive a $10-off oil change coupon from Buff Whelan Chevrolet and will be entered to win great prizes provided by WOMC 104.3FM and 99.5FM WYCD (prizes are non-transferable/not-redeemable for cash). Holiday Pizza will also provide a slice of pizza for all who come to donate.
Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed. Eligible donors can schedule an appointment to give at the Buff Whelan Chevrolet blood drive by using the Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-277).
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.