Botsford News Release
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.
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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