American Red Cross Blood Drive Today From 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.

The Southeastern Michigan branch of the American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive today, June 5th, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The drive will be at the Costick Center, located at 28600 W. Eleven Mile Road between Middlebelt and Inkster in Farmington Hills.

The Red Cross is urging community members to help ensure that safe and abundant blood resources are available during the summer.

Collected donations are used for emergency and trauma care, surgeries, and treatment of serious diseases.

To make an appointment to donate, call 248-473-1800 or register at redcrossblood.org…

Enter the sponsor code costickcenter and follow the instructions to set up an appointment time for the blood drive.

Giving blood takes approximately one hour…

Donors must have generally good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years of age or older.

If a parent is present to fill out a permission form on the day of the blood drive, 16-year-olds will be allowed to donate blood.

For more information, call 1-800-448-3543 or visit redcrossblood.org.