By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor In Chief
Donating blood saves lives.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Boston will be holding a blood drive on Thursday, June 4 — the perfect chance for area residents to help save a life.
Donated blood is in high demand across our region on a daily basis, highlighting the importance of local blood drives.
“Everyday we need 900 donors to meet supply demand in hospitals across Southeastern Michigan,” said Red Cross Representative Martha Roemer Kurtz.
According to the Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, and more than 41-thousand blood donations are needed every day across the country.
The Red Cross stated on Thursday, May 21 that while Memorial Day is often considered the unofficial start of summer and vacation season, it’s also the start of a seasonal decline in blood and platelet donations.
Blood donations–regardless of blood type–are being urged all across the country during the Red Cross’s “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign.
The blood drive at St. Paul’s will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. and is located at 19109 Craig Street in New Boston.
To make an appointment, call Sharon at 734-729-8755 or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code “stpaullutheran”.