Critical Need for Blood in Upper Michigan

The U.P. Regional Blood Center has a critical need for A positive, A negative, and O positive and O negative blood across the U.P.

Blood donated at the UP Regional Blood Center stays in the Upper Peninsula. One pint of blood can be used to help three different people in the U.P., and helps 13 Upper Peninsula hospitals.

To be eligible to donate blood, a person must be at least 17 years old, in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and have a picture ID.

The donation process is a quick and simple. A technician performs a brief medical screening to check blood pressure, pulse, temperature and hemoglobin levels. This helps assure safe blood for patients, and also provides a quick check-up for donors. The entire process takes about 45 minutes, while the actual donation will only take about 10 minutes.

Blood donors can donate blood at the following service sites:

U.P. Regional Blood Center – Marquette

427 West College Ave. – Adjacent to Marquette General Hospital

Call for an Appointment (906) 225-4610 or 1-800-491-4483 (GIVE)

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Friday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

U.P. Regional Blood Center – Escanaba

Located at Marquette Medical Clinic – Escanaba

2500 7th Ave. S., Suite 100

Call for an Appointment (906)-786-8420

Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

U.P. Regional Blood Center – Iron Mountain

Dickinson Medical Building

1717 S. Stephenson Ave., Suite 35

Call for an Appointment (906)-774-1012

Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

U.P. Regional Blood Center – Sault Ste. Marie

550 Osborn St.

Call for an Appointment (906)-632-1177

Hours: Monday – Tuesday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thursday – Friday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., with 1 p.m. being the last scheduled appointment.

U.P. Regional Blood Center – Hancock

Quincy Center on Market Street, next to Pat’s Food

To schedule an appointment, please call 483-1392.

Hours are Mon & Tues 9-5, Wed 8-4:30, and Thurs & Fri 8:30-1:30.

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