Midland Center for the Arts and Midland Rotary Club Host a Blood Drive with Versiti Blood Center of Michigan
As the State of Michigan has taken precautions to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the nation is suffering with a shortage in blood donations, and organizations like Versiti Blood Center of Michigan have seen over 130 blood drives canceled over the next several weeks. In these uncertain times, when blood donations are vital for the continued health of our community, Midland Center for the Arts and the Midland Rotary Club have stepped up to host a blood drive on Wednesday, April 8 from 1 - 6 p.m. The blood drive will take place at Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 W St. Andrews, Midland, MI 48640.
“This partnership with Versiti Blood Center of Michigan will result in hundreds of lives being saved, thanks to the generosity of those able to donate,” said Terri Trotter, Midland Center for the Arts President & CEO. “We have an empty facility right now and are thrilled to be able to use our space to help provide this vital service. And we are grateful for the partnership of Rotary in helping to encourage blood donations.”
Versiti Blood Center of Michigan will facilitate the blood drive hosted at the Center, and will be taking extra steps of precaution to create a safe environment for individuals willing to donate. It is still considered very safe to donate blood, and all blood donors are encouraged to make an appointment to lessen the number of people waiting at the Center. Additional measures are being taken to ensure proper social distancing upon visiting the Center.
”We are so pleased to partner with Midland Center for the Arts to help with this critical need,” said Sharon Mortensen, President of Midland Rotary. “Rotarians are people of action who put service above self and this provides one way we can do this in our community.”
Individuals looking to make a blood donation should visit MidlandCenter.org/BloodDrive or call 1-866-642-5663 to schedule an appointment. Blood donors with additional questions can find Frequently Asked Questions at www.versiti.org/home/coronavirus-information. To learn more about Versiti Blood Center of Michigan, visit Versiti.org.