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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.

Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide high-quality, efficient, accessible services in a caring environment for southeastern Michigan residents and beyond. As one of Beaumont Health's eight hospitals, 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, a comprehensive care cancer center and an extensive medical education program---part of Michigan State University's Statewide Campus System. Annually, Botsford cares for about 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of approximately 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and 600 physicians.

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