On March 14, the American Red Cross and Trinity Health gathered at Laurel Manor Banquet & Conference Center to celebrate the success of their 2010 blood drive campaign. St. Mary Mercy was recognized as the top Trinity Health facility with the highest number of units collected, 423 pints from its five blood drives. “We had the biggest increase in donations out of any of the health systems in Michigan, said David Spivey, president and CEO, St. Mary Mercy. “It’s important for us to
take a leadership role in this initiative.”
“It was wonderful not only what you were able to accomplish as a team in 2010, but the rippling effect you had on other health systems,” added Carol Furlong, donor recruitment director, American Red Cross Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region. The 2011 blood drive goal for St. Mary Mercy is to increase donations by 20 percent.
St. Mary Mercy will be hosting blood drives on these upcoming dates for 2011 in the Auditorium. The American Red Cross encourages area residents to join St. Mary Mercy Hospital employees and volunteers to donate blood. It takes approximately one hour to donate.
Thursday, March 17, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, June 2, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, August 11, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, October 27, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, December 27, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
To make an appointment, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visit redcrossblood.org, click on “Enter a Sponsor Code” and enter “stmarymercy.” An appointment sign-up sheet is also available in the St. Mary Mercy cafeteria.