MARQUETTE — The U.P. Regional Blood Center is in critical need of donations of several blood types.

They’re looking for A-negative, O-negative, and B-negative blood types in the Iron Mountain, Marquette, Hancock, and Escanaba service areas. Donors need to be at least 17 years of age and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors also need to be healthy and hydrated, have eaten two hours prior to donating, and not have donated blood for at least eight weeks. A picture ID is also required.

Below is information on the service areas in need, courtesy of the U.P. Regional Blood Center:

U.P. Regional Blood Center – Iron Mountain
Medical Arts Building Suite 120
1711 S. Stephenson Ave.
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Call for an Appointment (906) 774-1012

U.P. Regional Blood Center – Marquette
580 West College Ave. Marquette, MI 49855
Walk-ins Welcome
We collect platelets by appointment
(906)-225-4610 or 1-800-491-4483 (GIVE)

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday-8:00-5:00
Wednesday 8:00-6:00
Friday 7:00-4:00

U.P. Regional Blood Center – Hancock
787 Market St. Suite 6, Quincy Center
Hancock, MI 49930
Call for an Appointment (906)-483-1392

Monday & Tuesday 9:00-5:00
Wednesday 8:30-4:00
Thursday & Friday 8:30-1:00

U.P. Regional Blood Center – Escanaba
710 South Lincoln Suite 200
Escanaba, Mi 49829
We Collect Platelets by Appointment
Call for an Appointment (906)-786-8420
Walk-ins Welcome

Monday-Friday-8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.