Farmington Hills, Mich., June 4, 2007 -- Every 43 seconds, someone in a Michigan hospital needs blood, according to the American Red Cross. Sick and injured adults and children need blood products for scheduled and emergency surgeries, for cancer and leukemia treatments, trauma and burn care, and the treatment of serious health conditions like anemia, Sickle Cell and heart disease. Volunteer blood donors are the only source of red cells, platelets and plasma for hospital patients.
You can help the American Red Cross save the lives of people right here in Michigan by donating at the blood drive sponsored by Botsford Hospital on Friday, June 15. The Blood Drive will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the second floor of the hospital in Room 2 East A. The hospital’s Employee Services Department is making the process even easier and limiting waiting times by scheduling appointments for donors. To make your appointment, please call (248) 888-2610. A single blood donation can help save up to three lives. Potential donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health.
Botsford Hospital, an independent, acute care, 330-bed community hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received the 2005 Solucient 100 Top Hospitals: Performance Improvement Leaders award and the 2005 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Hospital and Emergency Department Settings. Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org.
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