As southeast Michigan's 43 area hospitals struggle to provide enough blood products to , the Suburban Collection is preparing to host its fifth annual American Red Cross "Drive to Save Lives" blood drive in an effort to bolster the local blood supply.
"On Feb. 13, old and new donors alike can provide an early Valentine’s Day gift to their community by visiting one of the blood drives at five of The Suburban Collection dealerships," said Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region CEO Diane E. Ward. "The Red Cross is thankful for The Suburban Collection’s sponsorship and for the many donors who will join in our life-saving mission."
American Red Cross nurses and volunteers will staff these five different blood drive locations, which include:
- Ann Arbor – Suburban Chevrolet Cadillac, 3515 Jackson Road
- Farmington Hills – , 25100 Haggerty Road
- Sterling Heights – Suburban Ford of Sterling Heights, 40333 Van Dyke
- Waterford – Suburban Ford of Waterford, 5900 Highland Road
- Troy – The Suburban Collection (former Hummer facility), 1755 Maplelawn Drive
"Each year, we’ve exceeded our previous year’s total, and we intend to do that again," said David Fischer, Jr., general manager of The Suburban Collection. "Our employees are really behind this effort and take pride in meeting and exceeding their individual goals for recruiting donors."
As an added incentive, everyone who comes to donate will be entered to win one of seven special gifts donated by The Suburban Collection: a 60-inch flat screen TV, an iPad2 and five $100 gift cards.
To make an appointment, visit www.SCblooddrive.com. If you can't make it to the Suburban Collection blood drives, please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make a blood donation appointment. Donors can also click here to find nearby blood drives.
Source: The Suburban Collection