A Michigan summer is a beautiful thing. So is saving a life.

That is why Michigan Blood is inviting all of us to celebrate both during Michigan Blood’s ‘Love Michigan’ blood drives throughout the state over the Fourth of July weekend, June 30 – July  4.

Blood centers often see blood and platelet donations decline during the summer months, and all of us at 100.5 The River are asking you to join Michigan Blood and the Michigan business contributors Family Fare, Old Orchard, and Better Made Potato Chips in working together to ensure blood is available this summer for patients in Michigan hospitals who need it.

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A reusable Family Fare tote bag with Michigan made products and coupons, including a t-shirt from “The Mitten State,” will be given to everyone who attempts to give blood.

Love Michigan: make an appointment today!

Blood drive dates and times vary by location, and walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Donors can schedule an appointment by calling 1-866-MIBlood or by visiting www.miblood.org.  Any healthy person 17 or older (or 16 with parental consent) who weighs at least 110 pounds may be eligible to donate, although females age 18 and under must weigh 120 pounds or more. Blood donors should bring photo ID.

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