United Way Hosts Blood Drive on September 10th

Give a Pint, Get a Pint Blood Drive
Thursday, September 10th
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Downtown Grand Rapids
Parking lot by the United Way office (350 NW 1st Ave)

As they kick off another campaign season, United Way of 1000 Lakes is hosting a blood drive in downtown Grand Rapids on September 10th. “Donating is one way to help the community heal from the effects of the health and economic crisis,” says United Way executive director Kim Brink Smith. Blood donations help ensure that medical facilities in the area have an adequate supply to meet needs. 

United Way has teamed up with Klockow Brewing Co. to host a Give a Pint, Get a Pint Blood Drive. Thursday’s donors will receive a voucher for a drink from Klockow Brewing Co. Donating blood is a quick, easy way to make a difference as our community rebuilds and recovers.

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

Those wishing to donate blood can sign up in advance by visiting mbc.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. To learn more or to donate the United Way Campaign, call 218-999-7570, email info@uwlakes.org, or text LAKES to 26989.

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.