SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – Give blood, save a life.

The city of Southfield is partnering with the American Red Cross to sponsor a community blood drive on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

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The Red Cross says blood is urgently needed and is encouraging everyone who is able to donate to do so.

The blood drive runs until 1:45 p.m.  in the Southfield Pavilion, located on Evergreen Road at 10½ Mile Road.

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In order to donate blood, donors must be at least 17-years-old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good general health. There is no upper age limit.

Appointments are encouraged and can be made online at, enter the sponsor code: Southfield; or by calling the Red Cross at 313-549-7013.  Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of I.D. Light refreshments will be available.

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For general questions regarding blood donations or procedures, call the American Red Cross toll-free at 800-733-2767 or visit