American Red Cross
Manistee, noon-5:45 p.m. Feb. 13, St. Joe Civic Club, 900 Vine St.
Bear Lake, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 9, bus, Saddle Up Store & Gas Station, 12991 U.S. 31 North.
Traverse City, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 9, bus, Central High School gym parking lot, 1150 Milliken Dr., sponsored by Third Level Crisis Intervention Center.
Suttons Bay, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Immanuel Lutheran Church meeting room, 203 Lincoln Road.
Traverse City, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 11, Munson Medical Center conference room 11 and 12, 1105 Sixth St.
Cadillac, 2-6 p.m. Feb. 12, LifeHouse Assembly of God fellowship hall, 1120 W. Division St.
Traverse City, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 12, Traverse City College Preparatory Academy lunch room, 1402 Carlisle Road.
Traverse City, noon-6 p.m. Feb. 13, Northwestern Michigan College main level conference room, 1701 E. Front St.
Manistee, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 14, Little River Casino main event center, 2700 Orchard Highway.
Marion, 3-7 p.m. Feb. 14, bus, Amish community, 18814 M-115.
Elk Rapids, 3-7 p.m. Feb. 15, Cherryland Middle School, 707 E. Third St.
Traverse City, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 15, bus, Northwestern Bank, 107 E. Front St.
Interlochen, 2:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, bus, Ric's Food Center, 2048 M-137.
Empire, 4-7 p.m. Feb. 19, bus, St. Philip Neri Church, 11411 LaCore Ave.
Northport, 2:30-6 p.m. Feb. 20, Trinity Church UCC, 103 Warren St.
For details about American Red Cross Blood Drives, call 347-5984 or (800) 582-2240, ext. 109; for information on American Red Cross drives in northern Michigan, visit redcrossmichigan.org.
For details about Michigan Blood Drives, call 935-3030 or (866) MIBLOOD (option six) or visit miblood.org.
American Red Cross
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