Jan. 13 – Blood Drive at Costick Center in Farmington Hills

Jan. 13 – Blood Drive at Costick Center in Farmington Hills

The American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Costick Center, located at 28600 W. Eleven Mile Road between Middlebelt and Inkster in Farmington Hills.

As the pandemic wears on, community members are encouraged to come together to help answer the critical need for blood and blood products. Blood donations are used at area hospitals for lifesaving emergency and trauma care, surgeries, and the treatment of serious diseases.

The Red Cross recognizes that safety is a priority for everyone, and ensures that each blood drive follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, including but not limited to:

Spacing appointments to minimize contact between blood drive participants.

Pre-screening drive attendees to assess health markers prior to blood drive entry.

Requiring face masks for all blood drive attendees.

Wearing and changing gloves frequently.

Spacing donors six feet apart throughout the blood drive.

Enhanced cleaning practices throughout the blood drive.

All blood donations collected will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. If a blood donation tests positive for COVID-19 antibodies, plasma from that donation may now help coronavirus patients in need of convalescent plasma transfusions.

To donate blood on January 13, go to www.redcrossblood.org and register online. Enter the sponsor code costickcenter and follow the instructions to set up an appointment time for the blood drive.

Giving blood takes approximately one hour. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years of age or older. If a parent is present to fill out a permission form on the day of the blood drive, 16-year-olds will be allowed to donate blood.

For more information, call 1-800-448-3543 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

Visit the Oakland County Times Event Page for other fun and educational things to do!

To submit an event, email info to editor@oc115.com

We are currently looking for a sponsor for this section. Have your ad on every event post, plus other benefits! Email editor@oc115.com to learn more!

About the author

Oakland County Times has written 12891 articles for Oakland County Times

Contact editor@oc115.com for any questions or story ideas! Please support this work by becoming an advertising sponsor or by chipping in through the PayPal button on the right side of the page.

Comments are closed.