You can help save a life with the gift of blood

(WXYZ) - The city of Southfield and the American Red Cross will sponsor the 12th annual Southfield Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, March 12 from 8 a.m. - 7:45 p.m. in the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road at 10½ Mile Road.

The need for blood donations continues to be greater than ever. Everyone who is able to donate blood is strongly encouraged to do so. In order to donate blood, donors must be at least 17-years-old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good general health. There is no upper age limit. Light refreshments will be available. Appointments are encouraged and can be made online at http://www.redcrossblood.org, enter the sponsor code: Southfield; or by calling Southfield Community Relations at (248) 796-5130, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of I.D. when donating.

For general questions regarding blood donations or procedures, call the American Red Cross toll-free at (800) 733-2767 or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/

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