March is Red Cross Month, donation drives being held

WEST MICHIGAN - Did you know March is Red Cross Month?

Many blood donors say giving the life-saving gift of a blood donation is the easiest and most inexpensive way to make a difference. All it takes is a prick of your arm and a few minutes of your time.

The Red Cross is in need of donations of all blood types, particularly type O, which is the universal blood donor type.

Here is a list of upcoming blood donation drives, by county.

Allegan County:
3/7/2017: 10 a.m. - 5:45 p.m., Hopkins High School, 333 S Clark St
3/8/2017: 11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., American Legion, 632 Eastern Ave
3/13/2017: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Otsego Public Library, 401 Dix St
3/15/2017: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., United Church of Wayland, 411 Superior Street
Kent County:
Byron Center
3/9/2017: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Zion Christian School, 7555 Byron Center Ave
Ottawa County:
3/1/2017: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Herrick District Library, 300 South River Ave
3/3/2017: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Intersection Ministries, 945 136th Avenue
Grand Haven
3/10/2017: 10 a.m. - 5:45 p.m., North Ottawa Community Hospital, 1309 Sheldon Road
3/10/2017: 11:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., Hillcrest Christian Reformed Church, 3617 Hillcrest Road
Spring Lake
3/12/2017: 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., St. Mary's Catholic Church, 406 E. Savidge Street
Grand Haven
3/13/2017: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Hope Reformed Church, 14932 Mercury Drive
3/13/2017: 12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Third Reformed Church, 111 W. 13th Street
3/14/2017: 11:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., Grand Valley State University Kirkhof Center, Grand Valley State University, One Campus Drive

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Matt Gard is the Senior Producer of the 13 Morning News. If you have a story idea, you can contact him on Twitter, @mgard_wzzm13 or by e-mail,

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