Special Gerber Memorial blood drive this Friday to help West Michigan girl
Fremont, Mich.– Summer is a time when blood donations are at their lowest. To help meet the need, Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial is hosting a special blood drive on Friday, July 14, between 7a.m. and 1 p.m. to help one special girl who needs help right away.
The Blood Bus is coming to Fremont with hopes of helping 11-year-old Tegan Rose from Spring Lake. Just days before her birthday, Tegan was diagnosed with leukemia. Prior to undergoing her much-needed blood transfusion, she learned that she has a rare blood type: O-negative. She is only able to receive O-negative blood and Tegan is left waiting for blood to be donated in order for her to undergo the transfusion. That’s why Michigan Blood is working to get enough donations to help people just like Tegan.
The bus will be parked in the circle between the hospital and the professional building that houses the Multispecialty Clinic.
In addition to donors knowing they could potentially help save a life, everyone who attempts to donate will receive a $3 coupon to the Sullivan Street Café on the first floor of Gerber Memorial. People who donate twice between July 10 and Oct. 31 will be entered for a chance to win a Yeti cooler filled with Michigan-made merchandise.
Michigan Blood is the primary provider of blood and blood products for more than 60 hospitals in Michigan, including Spectrum Health. Donations given outside of Michigan Blood do not have direct local impact. Donating blood with Michigan Blood helps save the lives of patients in Michigan hospitals. Any healthy person 17 or older (or 16 with parental consent) who weighs at least 112 pounds may be eligible to donate, although females age 18 and under must weigh 120 pounds or more.
Spots are filling up fast, so click the link below to schedule an appointment to help save a life today. Walk-ins are also welcome.