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Red Cross has emergency need for COVID-19 plasma donations after spike in cases

American Red Cross asking for blood donations...
Posted at 8:58 AM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 08:58:06-04

(WXYZ) — The American Red Cross said a spike in COVID-19 cases has caused an emergency shortage of convalescent plasma, which is used for patients with COVID-19.

According to the Red Cross, the plasma demand has more than doubled over the last month.

Individuals who have fully recovered and received a verified COVID-19 diagnosis are urged to sign up to give convalescent plasma now by completing the donor eligibility form at RedCrossBlood.org/plasma4covid.

Convalescent plasma is plasma that is collected from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies that might help fight that infection.

Donation appointments can be made for the coming days and weeks by downloading the free Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Patients who come to give blood between Aug. 1 and Sept. 3 will get a $5 Amazon gift card.

Below are drives in metro Detroit from Aug. 1-15

Macomb County

Warren
8/1/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Warren Blood Donation Center, 13260 East 11 Mile Rd.

Macomb
8/2/2020: 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., St. Isidore Catholic Church, 18201 23 Mile Road

Warren
8/2/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Warren Blood Donation Center, 13260 East 11 Mile Rd.

Shelby Township
8/3/2020: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., St. Thomas Community Presbyterian, 55355 Mound Road

Warren
8/3/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Warren Blood Donation Center, 13260 East 11 Mile Rd.

Shelby Township
8/4/2020: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 6580 24 Mile Road

Utica
8/4/2020: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 44425 Utica Road

Warren
8/4/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Warren Blood Donation Center, 13260 East 11 Mile Rd.

Sterling Heights
8/5/2020: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Heritage Church, 44625 Schoenherr Road

Warren
8/5/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Warren Blood Donation Center, 13260 East 11 Mile Rd.
8/7/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Warren Blood Donation Center, 13260 East 11 Mile Rd
8/8/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Warren Blood Donation Center, 13260 East 11 Mile Rd.
8/9/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Warren Blood Donation Center, 13260 East 11 Mile Rd.

Sterling Heights
8/10/2020: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, 14900 Metropolitan Pkwy

Warren
8/10/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Warren Blood Donation Center, 13260 East 11 Mile Rd.

Clinton Township
8/11/2020: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Fern Hill Golf Club, 17600 Clinton River Road

Warren
8/11/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Warren Blood Donation Center, 13260 East 11 Mile Rd.
8/12/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Warren Blood Donation Center, 13260 East 11 Mile Rd.

Sterling Heights
8/13/2020: 2 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., New Life Presbyterian Church, 11300 Nineteen Mile Road

Warren
8/14/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Warren Blood Donation Center, 13260 East 11 Mile Rd.
8/15/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Warren Blood Donation Center, 13260 East 11 Mile Rd.

Oakland County

Bloomfield
8/1/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Bloomfield Blood Donation Center, 4190 Telegraph Rd.

Farmington Hills
8/1/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Farmington Hills Blood Donation Center, 31150 Haggerty Rd.

Bloomfield
8/2/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bloomfield Blood Donation Center, 4190 Telegraph Rd.

Farmington Hills
8/2/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Farmington Hills Blood Donation Center, 31150 Haggerty Rd.

Bloomfield
8/3/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Bloomfield Blood Donation Center, 4190 Telegraph Rd.

Farmington Hills
8/3/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Farmington Hills Blood Donation Center, 31150 Haggerty Rd.

Rochester Hills
8/3/2020: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 1550 Walton Blvd

Troy
8/3/2020: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., PentaCentre, 300 East Big Beaver Rd.

Waterford
8/3/2020: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Community of Christ Church, 1990 Crescent Lake Road

Berkley
8/4/2020: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Greenfield Presbyterian Church, 2312 Greenfield

Bloomfield
8/4/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Bloomfield Blood Donation Center, 4190 Telegraph Rd.

Farmington Hills
8/4/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Farmington Hills Blood Donation Center, 31150 Haggerty Rd.

Bloomfield
8/5/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Bloomfield Blood Donation Center, 4190 Telegraph Rd.

Oxford
8/5/2020: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., American Legion Post 108, 130 East Drahner

Troy
8/5/2020: 11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Evanswood Church of God, 2601 E. Square Lake Road

Bloomfield
8/6/2020: 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m., Bloomfield Blood Donation Center, 4190 Telegraph Rd.

Farmington Hills
8/6/2020: 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m., Farmington Hills Blood Donation Center, 31150 Haggerty Rd.

Ferndale
8/6/2020: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Ferndale High School, 881 Pinecrest

Lake Orion
8/6/2020: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Lake Orion United Methodist Church, 140 East Flint Street

Novi
8/6/2020: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Faith Community Presbyterian Church, 44400 Ten Mile Road

Oxford
8/6/2020: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Seymour Lake United Methodist Church, 3050 Sashabaw Road

Troy
8/6/2020: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Clawson Troy Elks, 2549 Elliott Ave

Bloomfield
8/7/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Bloomfield Blood Donation Center, 4190 Telegraph Rd.

Farmington Hills
8/7/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Farmington Hills Blood Donation Center, 31150 Haggerty Rd.

Oxford
8/7/2020: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Seymour Lake United Methodist Church, 3050 Sashabaw Road

Troy
8/7/2020: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Clawson Troy Elks, 2549 Elliott Ave

Bloomfield
8/8/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Bloomfield Blood Donation Center, 4190 Telegraph Rd.

Farmington Hills
8/8/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Farmington Hills Blood Donation Center, 31150 Haggerty Rd.

Bloomfield
8/9/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bloomfield Blood Donation Center, 4190 Telegraph Rd.

Farmington Hills
8/9/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Farmington Hills Blood Donation Center, 31150 Haggerty Rd.

White Lake
8/9/2020: 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., St. Patrick Catholic Church, C/O St. Patricks Catholic Church, 9086 Hutchins Road

Bloomfield
8/10/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Bloomfield Blood Donation Center, 4190 Telegraph Rd.

Farmington Hills
8/10/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Farmington Hills Blood Donation Center, 31150 Haggerty Rd.

Highland
8/10/2020: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Highland United Methodist, 680 West Livingston

Troy
8/10/2020: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., PentaCentre, 300 East Big Beaver Rd.

Bloomfield
8/11/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Bloomfield Blood Donation Center, 4190 Telegraph Rd.

Farmington Hills
8/11/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Farmington Hills Blood Donation Center, 31150 Haggerty Rd.

Highland
8/11/2020: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Highland United Methodist, 680 West Livingston

Rochester
8/11/2020: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Oak Arbor Church, 495 Oak Arbor Circle West

South Lyon
8/11/2020: 2 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 S. Lafayette

Troy
8/11/2020: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., FUMC Christian Life Center, 6363 Livernois

Bloomfield
8/12/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Bloomfield Blood Donation Center, 4190 Telegraph Rd.

Troy
8/12/2020: 11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Stone Haven Church, 1349 W. Wattles Road
8/12/2020: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., FUMC Christian Life Center, 6363 Livernois

Bloomfield
8/13/2020: 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m., Bloomfield Blood Donation Center, 4190 Telegraph Rd.

Farmington Hills
8/13/2020: 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m., Farmington Hills Blood Donation Center, 31150 Haggerty Rd.

Lake Orion
8/13/2020: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Church of Christ Lake Orion, 1080 Hemingway

Troy
8/13/2020: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., FUMC Christian Life Center, 6363 Livernois
8/13/2020: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., PentaCentre, 300 East Big Beaver Rd.

Bloomfield
8/14/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Bloomfield Blood Donation Center, 4190 Telegraph Rd.

Bloomfield Hills
8/14/2020: 9 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Henry Ford Health Systems - Bloomfield Twp, 1961 S. Telegraph Road

Farmington Hills
8/14/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Farmington Hills Blood Donation Center, 31150 Haggerty Rd.

Lake Orion
8/14/2020: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Church of Christ Lake Orion, 1080 Hemingway

Novi
8/14/2020: 9 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., St. James Catholic Church, 46325 Ten Mile Road

Rochester
8/14/2020: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Lowe's, 3277 S. Rochester Rd

South Lyon
8/14/2020: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Family Apostolic Church, 59255 Ten Mile Rd

Bloomfield
8/15/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Bloomfield Blood Donation Center, 4190 Telegraph Rd.

Farmington Hills
8/15/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Farmington Hills Blood Donation Center, 31150 Haggerty Rd.

Saint Clair County

Port Huron

8/7/2020: 9 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., St. Clair County Administration Bldg., 200 Grand River

Lakeport

8/12/2020: 11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., St. Edwards on the Lake Catholic Church Hall, 6962 Lakeshore Rd

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Washtenaw County

Ann Arbor

8/1/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Blood Donation Center, 4624 Packard Rd

8/2/2020: 8:45 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ann Arbor Blood Donation Center, 4624 Packard Rd

8/3/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Ann Arbor Blood Donation Center, 4624 Packard Rd

8/3/2020: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., AACTMAD Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr

8/4/2020: 8:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Campus Safety Services Building, 1239 Kipke Drive

8/4/2020: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., West Side United Methodist Church, 900 S 7th St

8/4/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Ann Arbor Blood Donation Center, 4624 Packard Rd

8/5/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Ann Arbor Blood Donation Center, 4624 Packard Rd

Chelsea

8/5/2020: 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 128 Park Street

Ann Arbor

8/6/2020: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 242 Church Ann Arbor, 648 S. Wagner Rd

8/7/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Blood Donation Center, 4624 Packard Rd

Saline

8/7/2020: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Trinity Lutheran, 195 E. Michigan Ave.

Ann Arbor

8/9/2020: 8:45 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ann Arbor Blood Donation Center, 4624 Packard Rd

8/10/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Ann Arbor Blood Donation Center, 4624 Packard Rd

8/11/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Ann Arbor Blood Donation Center, 4624 Packard Rd

8/11/2020: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., 242 Church Ann Arbor, 648 S. Wagner Rd

8/12/2020: 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., University of Michigan Hospital North Ingalls Building, North Ingalls- Conference Room NI4CO7, 300 North Ingalls

8/12/2020: 9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., U of M Michigan Union, Michigan Union- Ballroom, 530 S. State

8/12/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Ann Arbor Blood Donation Center, 4624 Packard Rd

Saline

8/13/2020: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Liberty School, 7265 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.

Ann Arbor

8/14/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Blood Donation Center, 4624 Packard Rd

8/15/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Blood Donation Center, 4624 Packard Rd

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Wayne County

Livonia

Riverview

8/1/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Riverview Blood Donation Center, 14031 Pennsylvania Rd.

Livonia

Riverview

8/2/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2 p.m., Riverview Blood Donation Center, 14031 Pennsylvania Rd.

Canton

8/3/2020: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., First Baptist Church of Canton, 44500 Cherry Hill

Livonia

8/3/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Livonia Blood Donation Center, 36650 5 Mile Rd.

Riverview

8/3/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Riverview Blood Donation Center, 14031 Pennsylvania Rd.

Detroit

8/4/2020: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward

8/4/2020: 2 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward

Livonia

8/4/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Livonia Blood Donation Center, 36650 5 Mile Rd.

Riverview

8/4/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Riverview Blood Donation Center, 14031 Pennsylvania Rd.

Grosse Pointe Farms

8/5/2020: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church - Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Boulevard

Livonia

8/5/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Livonia Blood Donation Center, 36650 5 Mile Rd.

Riverview

8/5/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Riverview Blood Donation Center, 14031 Pennsylvania Rd.

Canton

8/6/2020: 9 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Connection Church, 3855 South Sheldon Road

Livonia

8/6/2020: 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m., Livonia Blood Donation Center, 36650 5 Mile Rd.

8/7/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Livonia Blood Donation Center, 36650 5 Mile Rd.

Riverview

8/7/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2 p.m., Riverview Blood Donation Center, 14031 Pennsylvania Rd.

Romulus

8/7/2020: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., VFW #9568, 39270 W. Huron River Dr.

Westland

8/7/2020: 11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Wayne Masonic Lodge, 37137 Palmer Road

Livonia

8/8/2020: 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Livonia Blood Donation Center, 36650 5 Mile Rd.

Riverview

8/8/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Riverview Blood Donation Center, 14031 Pennsylvania Rd.

Livonia

8/9/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2 p.m., Livonia Blood Donation Center, 36650 5 Mile Rd.

Riverview

8/9/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2 p.m., Riverview Blood Donation Center, 14031 Pennsylvania Rd.

Livonia

8/10/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Livonia Blood Donation Center, 36650 5 Mile Rd.

Plymouth

8/10/2020: 1:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, 10101 West Ann Arbor Road

Riverview

8/10/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Riverview Blood Donation Center, 14031 Pennsylvania Rd.

Livonia

8/11/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Livonia Blood Donation Center, 36650 5 Mile Rd.

Riverview

8/11/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Riverview Blood Donation Center, 14031 Pennsylvania Rd.

Canton

8/12/2020: 9 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Connection Church, 3855 South Sheldon Road

Livonia

8/12/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Livonia Blood Donation Center, 36650 5 Mile Rd.

Riverview

8/12/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Riverview Blood Donation Center, 14031 Pennsylvania Rd.

Woodhaven

8/12/2020: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Woodhaven Community Center, 23101 Hall Rd.

Livonia

8/13/2020: 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m., Livonia Blood Donation Center, 36650 5 Mile Rd.

8/13/2020: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., St. Priscilla Catholic Church, 19120 Purlingbrook Road

Plymouth

8/13/2020: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., The Inn at St. John's, 44045 Five Mile Road

Redford

8/13/2020: 11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Detroit World Outreach, 23800 West Chicago Rd

Livonia

8/14/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Livonia Blood Donation Center, 36650 5 Mile Rd.

Riverview

8/14/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2 p.m., Riverview Blood Donation Center, 14031 Pennsylvania Rd.

Livonia

8/15/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Livonia Blood Donation Center, 36650 5 Mile Rd.

Riverview

8/15/2020: 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Riverview Blood Donation Center, 14031 Pennsylvania Rd.

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