Area Blood Drives
American Red Cross
Kalkaska, noon-5:45 p.m. Feb. 4, Kaliseum Recreation Complex, 1900 Fairgrounds Road.
Wolverine, noon-5:45 p.m. Feb. 4, Wolverine Community Center, 5716 E. Main.
Boyne Falls, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Feb. 5, Boyne Falls School, 01662 M-75 South.
East Jordan, noon-5:45 p.m. Feb. 5, East Jordan Civic Center, 101 Civic Center Lane.
Manistee, noon-5:45 p.m. Feb. 13, St. Joe Civic Club, 900 Vine St.
Elk Rapids, 1-7 p.m. Feb. 4, Elk Rapids Community meeting room, 410 Bridge St.
Frankfort, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 5, bus, Frankfort High School, 534 11th St.
Traverse City, 1-6 p.m. Feb. 5, The Presbyterian Church, 701 Westminster.
Traverse City, 3-6 p.m. Feb. 5, Trinity Lutheran Church meeting room, 1003 S. Maple St.
Manistee, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 6, Casman Academy gym, 225 9th St.
Kalkaska, 2-6 p.m. Feb. 6, Kalkaska Community Education Center, 419 S. Coral St.
Frankfort, 2-6 p.m. Feb. 7, Frankfort Community Room, 537 Crystal Ave.
Evart, 3-6 p.m. Feb. 7, bus, Spectrum Health-Evart Clinic, 5991 95th Ave.
Manistee, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 7, West Shore Medical Center, 1465 E. Parkdale Ave.
Traverse City, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 8, West Senior High School gym, 5376 N. Long Lake Road.
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.
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.
Area Blood Drives
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- Friday, July 11, 2014
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- Saturday, July 5, 2014
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