United Way Teams Up with Memorial Blood Centers

In conjunction with their Days of Action launch, United Way of 1000 Lakes will be hosting blood drives with Memorial Blood Centers in Grand Rapids on June 18th and in Coleraine on June 19th. Blood is urgently needed in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, and donating is a simple, effective way to give back.

Memorial Blood Centers has implemented additional protocols in order to continue prioritizing the health and safety of donors during the COVID-19 crisis. These changes include requiring staff and donors alike to wear masks, checking the temperatures of donors upon arrival, and practicing physical distancing.

Those wishing to donate must sign up in advance by visiting uwlakes.org or contacting United Way by phone (218-999-7570) or email (info@uwlakes.org). Masks will be available, but donors are encouraged to wear their own if possible. To save time, donors are encouraged to complete the reading and questions at mbc.org/idonate before their appointment and bring the QR code on the last page of questions. To learn more, contact United Way at 218-999-7570 or info@uwlakes.org.

Sign up: Grand Rapids | Coleraine

Grand Rapids Blood Drive
Thursday, June 18th 10 am – 3 pm
IRA Civic Center
1401 NW 3rd Ave, Grand Rapids

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Coleraine Blood Drive
Friday, Jun 19th 9 am – 3 pm
Nyberg Community Center
302 Roosevelt Ave, Coleraine

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About United Way of 1000 Lakes
United Way of 1000 Lakes is a leader in mobilizing the resources of individuals, companies, and government and local organizations to ignite community collaboration in support of the building blocks for a good quality of life: success in school; financial stability; access to care; and healthy lifestyle choices. United Way invites everyone to join the movement. Visit uwlakes.org to learn more.

About Memorial Blood Centers
Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) is a division of New York Blood Center, Inc. a not-for-profit corporation. MBC has been saving and sustaining lives since 1948 as an independent nonprofit blood center. Visit mbc.org to learn more.