American Red Cross Great Lakes Region faces Winter Weather Alert

February 1, 2011

Drive cancellations throughout region


Lansing, MI- Due to harsh winter weather conditions, the American Red Cross Great Lakes Region will only have one blood drive on Wednesday, February 2, 2011. All other blood drives scheduled for February 2, 2011 are cancelled and American Red Cross donor centers in the region will be closed.

The blood drive's location is at:

LSSU Cisler Center, 650 Easterday, in Sault Ste. Marie from 10:30 am to 4:15 pm.

The National American Red Cross urges all eligible donors around the country to make an appointment to give blood or platelets in the coming days, and those in areas affected by weather to donate as soon as travel is deemed safe, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by visiting Donations will help replenish the Red Cross blood supply to ensure that blood products are readily available for patients with serious medical needs.