Those who register for a June 5 blood drive in Farmington Hills, sponsored by the Southeastern Michigan branch of the American Red Cross, will receive a $5 Amazon gift card.
The drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Road in Farmington Hills.
With the theme “Communities Coming Together,” the Red Cross is urging community members to help ensure that safe and abundant blood resources are available during the summer. Blood donations are used for emergencies, trauma care, surgeries, and treatment of serious diseases.
To make an appointment, call 248-473-1800 or register at redcrossblood.org with the sponsor code “costickcenter” and follow the instructions to set up an appointment time.
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 redcrossblood.org.