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Blood Donation Sites in January
With the beginning of a new year the American Red Cross encourages people to resolve to help patients in need through regular blood donations.
As the winter season continues, blood donations are especially needed. Donations typically decline this time of year, as many regular donors are impacted by inclement weather and seasonal illnesses.
Blood donations sites are in Marinette County Jan. 21 from 1-6 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Coleman, and in Menominee County Jan. 22 from noon-5 p.m. at Carney Evangelical Free Church, in Carney, Mich.
All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Every day about 44,000 pints of blood are needed in the US to help treat trauma victims, surgery patients, organ transplant recipients, premature babies and cancer patients.