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Michigan Blood kicks off summer sweepstakes

Give and Get Away this summer by donating blood.

Summertime is when blood donors are needed most, so that’s why Michigan Blood is giving donors one more reason to give blood. Michigan Blood’s Pure Michigan Summer sweepstakes invites donors to “Give and Get Away” to one of Michigan’s premier destinations. Anyone who tries to give blood May 24 through Sept. 12 can enter monthly and weekly prize drawings. Grand Prizes include weekend trip to Detroit for a Detroit Tigers game, getaways to the Grand Hotel and to Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, and tickets for the Michigan/Michigan State football game on October 9 in Ann Arbor. Weekly prizes include a variety of destinations, activities, and gift cards. See a complete list of prizes at www.miblood.org.

Blood drives near you:

June 15, Cedar Springs Area Donor Site at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main Street in Cedar Springs, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

June 16, Greenville Area Donor Site at American Legion Post #101, 1320 West Washington Street in Greenville, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

FACTS—BLOOD DONATION

* Allow 45-60 minutes total (giving a pint of blood takes just 7-10 minutes; however, additional time is needed for pre-donation screening and post-donation snack/rest time).
* Michigan Blood must collect 300 pints of blood every day to meet the needs of hospitals across the state.
* Every 3 seconds, someone needs blood.
* On average, 1 out of every 7 people entering the hospital will need blood.

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