Area Blood Drives
American Red Cross
Indian River, 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m., Mon., Jan. 10, Inland Lakes High School, 5243 S. Straits Hwy.
Charlevoix, noon-5:45 p.m., Thurs., Jan. 13, Community Reformed Church, 100 Oak St.
Cheboygan, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Fri., Jan. 14, Cheboygan Memorial Health Center, 740 S. Main St.
Mancelona, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat., Jan. 8, Glen's Market, 619 N. Williams/ U.S. 131.
Cedar, 3-7 p.m. Mon., Jan. 10, Cedar Hilltoppers Snowmoblie Club, 7949 S Schomberg Rd.
Kalkaska, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Mon., Jan. 10, Save-a-Lot, 6133 U.S. 131 N.
Lake Ann, 3-7 p.m., Tues., Jan. 11, Lake Ann United Methodist Church, 9583 First St.
Alden, 3-7 p.m., Tues., Jan. 11, Alden United Methodist Church, 9015 Helena Rd.
Bellaire, 1-5 p.m., Tues., Jan. 11, Anchor Danly, 3650 S Derenzy Rd.
Bellaire, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wed., Jan. 12, Antrim Co. Government Building, 243 E Cayuga.
Eastport, 3-6 p.m., Wed., Jan. 12, Eastport Market, 5431 U.S. 31 N.
Traverse City, 1-6 p.m., Thurs., Jan. 13, Munson Medical Center, 1105 6th St.
Maple City, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Thurs., Jan. 13, Glen Lake High School, 3375 W Burdickville Rd.
Traverse City, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Fri., Jan. 14, TBA Administration, 1101 Red Dr.
Elk Rapids, 4-7 p.m., Fri., Jan. 14, Village Market, 250 Ames St.
Traverse City, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat., Jan. 15, Mount Holiday Ski Area, 3100 Holiday Rd.
Kingsley, 3- 7 p.m., Mon., Jan. 17, St. Mary's of Hannah Church, 2962 W. M-113.
Benzonia, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Mon., Jan. 17, Shop-N-Save, 1747 Benzie Hwy.
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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