American Red Cross Blood Drive
Ottawa County hospitals contract with the American Red Cross to supply blood needed by their patients. A careful health screening with a blood pressure, pulse, temperature and hemoglobin will be done. Michigan law permits 16-year olds to give with signed parental consent. Download a form at www.redcrossblood.org/students/sixteen/greatlakes. Certain height and weight restrictions apply. A donor card or driver's license is required of all donors. Good hydration and a meal four hours or less before giving blood is recommended. About one pint of blood is drawn from a vein in the arm. You may walk in between 11:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. or call 1-800-REDCROSS for an appointment.