Give the gift of life January 15 in Farmington Hills

You can be awesome on January 15, by giving the gift of life during an American Red Cross blood drive held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills.

With the theme “Be Awesome. Give Blood.”, the Red Cross is working in January to help counteract the severe blood shortage that occurs due to the winter holidays, cold weather, and the demands of the New Year. Blood donations are used at area hospitals for lifesaving emergency and trauma care, surgeries, and the treatment of serious diseases.

To donate blood on January 15, register online at redcrossblood.org with the sponsor code costickcenter.

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 800-448-3543 or visit redcrossblood.org.