Michigan Blood is celebrating their 60th Anniversary with a Labor Day weekend blood drive. Donors are invited to draw on large Michigan mittens which will be on display during ArtPrize. Those who attempt to donate will also earn a $10 Meijer gift card.

The project Make Your Mark on the Mitten invites donors to draw on huge Michigan mittens at donor centers. The color used will be decided by the donor's blood type. All of the Michigan mittens from statewide donation centers be displayed at the Grand Rapids Donor Center during ArtPrize.

Anyone who attempts to give blood will receive a $10 Meijer gift card.

“Holidays prove to be a challenging time to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients at hospitals around Michigan,” says Carleen Crawford, community relations director. “The need for blood never takes a holiday."

The Grand Rapids Donor Center at 1036 Fuller Ave. NE will host donors at the following days and times:

  • Thursday, September 3, 11:00AM – 7:00PM
  • Friday, September 4, 8:00AM – 3:30PM
  • Saturday, September 5, 8:00AM – 3:30PM
  • Monday, September 7, 8:00AM – 3:30PM

Appointments are encouraged. Call 1-866-MIBLOOD (642-5663) or schedule online.

Any healthy person 17 or older (or 16 with parental consent) who weighs at least 110 pounds may be eligible to donate.

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