June 5, 2013- DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital to Host Emergency Blood Drive
DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, one of nine hospitals and institutes operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), in conjunction with the American Red Cross of Oakland County is recruiting donors for an Urgent Need Blood Drive on Friday, June 21 from 6:30a.m. to 11:15a.m. The blood drive will be held in the DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital Conference Center.
Southeastern Michigan hospitals provide some of the most advanced medical procedures in the country. As a result, blood and blood product needs of patients are in high demand. Southeastern Michigan is one of many areas across the country that uses more blood than is able to be collected. Therefore, other Red Cross regions must supplement our area’s blood supply. “The importance of donating blood during this critical time cannot be stressed enough. We need your blood donation,” urges Martin Agents, MT (ASCP) SBB, DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital Blood Bank Supervisor.
To pledge a blood donation, visit www.redcrossblood.org, enter the sponsor code “DMC” and choose Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital. Blood donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh more than 110 pounds and be in good general health. The donation process takes a little more than an hour. Appointments are encouraged to prevent lengthy wait times.