Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch employees and community members on July 28 donated blood at a blood drive hosted by Herbruck’s through a partnership with the American Red Cross. This is Herbruck’s fourth blood drive of the year to help the Red Cross, which is in critical need of donors.
Versiti Blood Center of Michigan is issuing an emergency appeal for blood donations as communities throughout the state face a potential crisis with blood supplies dropping to critically low levels.
“Versiti Blood Center of Michigan is urgently seeking help from the public. We need to do all we can to ensure that Michigan hospitals have the blood they need for their patients,” said Dr. Dan Waxman, vice president of transfusion medicine and senior medical director at Versiti. “As more people are getting vaccinated and getting out of their homes, attention has shifted away from blood donation. On top of that, drives at schools and businesses, which are typically Versiti’s largest source of blood donations this time of year, have been canceled. All of this is creating a crisis situation — a shortage of much-needed blood.”