Critical need for blood throughout Upper Peninsula

MARQUETTE– The U.P. Regional Blood Center (UPRBC), a service of UP Health Systems – Marquette, is in critical need of O-negative blood throughout the Upper Peninsula. The need is highest in Escanaba, Marquette, and Sault Ste. Marie.

If you haven’t donated in the last 8 weeks, the UPRBC is encouraging residents to take the time to give the “gift of life.” One pint of blood can help save three lives.

You can donate at one of the following locations:

U.P. Regional Blood Center – Escanaba

710 South Lincoln Suite 200
To schedule an appointment, please call (906) 786-8420
Hours: Tuesday 8am – 4:30pm; Wednesday 9am – 5:30am; Thursday 8am – 4:30pm.

U.P. Regional Blood Center – Marquette

427 West College Ave. – Adjacent to Marquette General Hospital
To schedule an appointment, please call (906) 225-4610
Hours: Monday – Thursday 8am– 6pm, and Friday 7am – 4pm.

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

550 Osborn St.
To schedule an appointment, please call (906) 632-1177
Hours: Tuesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday 9am – 6pm, Thursday 7:30am – 1:30 pm.

All blood donated at the UP Regional Blood Center stays in the UP.