The American Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region is facing a critical blood shortage and is urging all eligible donors to come forward.  Summer months are typically slow for blood donations as people travel and schools are out.  Local donations are the lowest in more than a dozen years. 

Donating blood is easy and saves lives.  Each donation can save as many as three lives.  Most of us know someone who has needed blood and blood products, the need never goes away.  The Red Cross has extra incentives to donate, partnering with Meijer for the chance to win gift cards from Meijer and Best Buy.  There is no substitute for blood and volunteer donors like you are the only source. 

And you still get cookies or doughnuts when you finish!  Keeps me coming back.

http://www.recrossblood.org/ for details on a blood drive near you or call 1-800-RED-CROSS