Red Cross has critical need for blood, platelet donors

With severe winter weather impacting donations, the American Red Cross has a shortage of blood and blood product supplies.

In particular, the nonprofit has a critical need for O Negative, B Negative and platelet donors. Donors must be:

  • in good general health and feeling well
  • at least 17, or 16 with parental consent
  • weigh at least 110 pounds (additional weight requirements apply for donors 18 and younger and all high school aged donors)

You can donate at the Farmington Hills Blood Donation Center, 31150 Haggerty Rd. on Saturday, Jan. 13, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Learn more, register, and find out about upcoming drives at