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Feeling Healthy? Please Donate Blood at Botsford Hospital on March 8

Farmington Hills, Mich. (February 20, 2013)---The American Red Cross is currently in an urgent-need status for blood products. This extreme cold-and-flu season has badly affected the usual number of blood donors, and weather-related cancellations of blood donation events have exacerbated the problem. The Red Cross advises you to wait to give blood if you have a fever or a productive cough (bringing up phlegm); if you do not feel well on the day of donation; and until you have completed antibiotic treatment for sinus, throat, or lung infection. However, if you feel healthy on March 8, please come to the Red Cross blood drive hosted by Botsford Hospital on this date to donate blood.  
 
Blood donations will be accepted between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8 in Room 2 East A in Botsford Hospital located at 28050 Grand River Avenue in Farmington Hills. Donors are urged to visit www.givelife.org and enter "Botsford" as the sponsor code to register for this blood drive, however walk-ins will be accepted. For questions about this event, please contact Botsford's Employee Services Department at (248) 888-2610.

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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