FOR RELEASE: June 13, 2016

 

 

Citywide Blood Drive at Four Locations in Troy Over Four Days Makes Donating Easy

 

 

(TROY, MI) To supplement critically low blood supplies in the area, the City of Troy is sponsoring citywide Red Cross Blood Drives starting Monday, July 11 and running through Friday, July 15. For the convenience of donors, four locations have been reserved at a variety of times.

 

The Community Affairs office at City Hall is now scheduling appointments at 313.300.9617 or 248.524.1147. You may also sign up by visiting www.redcrossblood.org. The access code for the site is troy. Walk-ins are welcome, but a photo ID or Red Cross Donor Card will be required at the time of donation. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh more than 110 pounds, and be in good general health to donate.

 

The following are the locations and times:

Monday, July 11

Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois), Room 304-305 9 am 8:45 pm

Tuesday, July 12

First Presbyterian Church (4328 Livernois) 1 - 7 pm

 

Wednesday, July 13

Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois), Room 304-305 9 am 8:45 pm

 

Friday, July 15

Troy Fire-Police Training Center (4850 John R) 9 am 8:45 pm

 

 

 

The blood needs of our community can only be met by support from volunteer blood donors, City of Troy Community Affairs Director Cindy Stewart said. Donations are critical for burn victims, open-heart surgeries, some chemotherapy and leukemia patients, and disaster relief. One donation can help save the lives of up to three people.

 

For over 90 years, the American Red Cross-Southeastern Michigan Chapter has served the people of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. For more information about the organization, visit redcross.org/local/mi.

 

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About Troy

Troy is a place where families and businesses thrive. A community with 80.980 residents recognized for its excellent quality of life, this safest city in Oakland County with an A+ rated school system and city services was named by Family Circle Magazine as one of the Top Ten Best Towns for Families.  As one of Detroits northern suburbs, Troy is home to 6,400 flourishing businesses including some of the most advanced technology companies in the world that employ 129,000 people. A strategic location also puts residents and visitors within easy reach of a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. Troys unique location in the heart of Oakland County, only 20 minutes from Detroit with access to I-75, I-696 and M-59, offers residents and businesses a tremendous competitive advantage, including attractive neighborhoods, excellent schools, prime shopping and employment opportunities.  Learn more at www.troymi.gov