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Michael Patrick Shiels
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Posted: Tuesday, 22 July 2014 2:50PM

Red Cross Putting Out Urgent Call For Blood Donors



The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage as donations tend to slide in the summer. Todd Kulman of the Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region says the shortfall is significant enough that they could experience an emergency situation in the coming weeks.

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Kulman says they're not picky when it comes to blood types.

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There are 11 upcoming blood drives in St. Joseph, South Haven, Hartford, Decatur, Sawyer, Niles, Paw Paw, Bloomingdale and Buchanan. The first is Thursday at The Chapel on Washington Avenue south of St. Joseph from noon to 5:45 pm. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or log on to redcrossblood.org.

Here are the upcoming Red Cross blood drives in Southwest Michigan, all running from 12 pm to 5:45 pm:

St. Joseph July 24 The Chapel, 4250 Washington Avenue
Hartford July 25 Hartford United Methodist Church, 425 East Main Street
Decatur July 30 Decatur High School, 110 Cedar
Sawyer August 7 Sawyer Highlands Church, 13100 Red Arrow Highway
South Haven August 11 St. Basil Catholic Church, 513 Monroe Boulevard
Niles August 12 Niles Senior Center, 1109 Bell Road
Paw Paw August 13 Paw Paw Lions Club, 227 County Road 665
Bloomingdale August 15 Bloomingdale Telephone Company, 101 West Kalamazoo
Buchanan August 19 Masonic Lodge 68, 112 North Oak
South Haven August 19 Moose Lodge 697, 1025 Wells Street
St. Joseph August 20 American Red Cross, 3838 Niles Road

   

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