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Blood Drive Scheduled at Botsford Hospital

Farmington Hills, Mich. (March 9, 2011)---Botsford Hospital will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Friday, March 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
 
The drive will be held in Conference Room 2 East A on the second floor of the hospital. Advance registrations are appreciated. 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.  
 
In order to donate blood, you must be at least 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. 
 
Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty community hospital with 330 licensed beds located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The hospital was founded in 1965 with a vision of providing excellence and quality in the delivery of health care. Botsford Hospital each year cares for more than 17,000 inpatients and almost 60,000 emergency patients with a team of 2,400 employees, 400 volunteers and more than 600 physicians. A not-for-profit hospital, Botsford provided almost $27 million in community benefit during its 2008 fiscal year. www.botsford.org, twitter.com/botsfordnews 

Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330 bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center and a comprehensive care cancer center. Botsford Hospital is also home to an extensive medical education program and is part of Michigan State University's statewide campus system. Botsford Hospital each year cares for approximately 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and more than 600 physicians. A not-for-profit hospital, Botsford provided almost $10.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year.

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