At the December blood drive held in Rockford by Michigan Blood, Melissa Meitz, donor relations specialist reported that 48 people signed in and 38 units of blood were donated, the equivalent of 114 lives saved. Of those, one was a first-time donor. Donors who reached new gallon levels were Richard Schmich, with a total of one gallon of blood donated, and Philip Schultz, reaching an amazing 14 gallons of blood donated. This amount of blood allows 336 lives to be saved.
The next drive is scheduled for: Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at the Rockford Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe Street. There will be free t-shirts for everyone who registers to donate at this blood drive.
Michigan Blood is located at 1036 Fuller NE in Grand Rapids, but holds blood drives in Rockford and other communities to make it easier for residents to donate and save lives.