Donate blood June 2 in Farmington Hills

The Southeastern Michigan branch of the American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive on June 2 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills.

It’s often difficult to collect blood donations in June, due to the graduations, parties, and weddings that typically occur at this time. Collected blood donations are used for emergency and trauma care, surgeries, and the treatment of serious diseases.

To make an appointment, call 248-473-1800 or register at redcrossblood.org. Enter the sponsor code costickcenter and follow the instructions to set up an appointment time for the blood drive.

Giving blood takes approximately one hour. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years of age or older. (If a parent is present to fill out a permission form on the day of the blood drive, 16-year-olds will be allowed to donate blood.) For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

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