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Give the Gift of Life This Holiday Season

Farmington Hills, Mich. (November 25, 2009)---While November signals the start of the holiday season, it also brings a challenging time for blood collections. That’s why Botsford Hospital is asking you to donate blood as part of your holiday plans. 
 
Blood donations will be accepted between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Friday, December 4 in room 2 East A at Botsford Hospital, 28050 Grand River Ave, Farmington Hills. Donors are urged to visit www.givelife.org and enter Botsford as the sponsor code to register for this blood drive. For questions, please contact Botsford’s Employee Services Department at (248) 888-2610 or e-mail kanderson@botsford.org. 
 
Blood donations are the greatest gift you can give this holiday season. Blood supplies can dwindle this time of year as travel and other activities can make it difficult for some donors to find time to give. And while the supply of blood can tighten, the demand for blood can grow as roadway accidents increase the need for blood to be available on a moment’s notice. Currently the Southeastern Michigan American Red Cross is at an emergency level for O Negative, B Negative and A Negative blood types. They are also at a less than sufficient level for O positive and A positive. 
 
In order to donate blood, you must be 17 years old, in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds. While there is no upper age limit for donors, some medical conditions, medical histories, prescription drugs and recent travel to some foreign countries limit donor eligibility. For more information on these restrictions, call the Great Lakes Blood Services Region at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or go to the American Red Cross web site at www.givelife.org.

ABOUT BEAUMONT HEALTH
Beaumont Health is Michigan's largest health care system, based on inpatient admissions and net patient revenue. A not-for-profit organization, it was formed in 2014 by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to extraordinary, compassionate care, no matter where they live in Southeast Michigan. Beaumont Health consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds, 168 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 physicians and 35,000 employees and about 3,500 volunteers. In 2015, the organization had $4.1 billion in net revenue with 177,934 inpatient admissions, 17,151 births and 530,860 emergency visits. For more information, visit beaumont.org.

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