Be a Star - Blood Donors Head to the Movies for Free

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GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (December 18, 2013) Lifesaving superheroes aren't just on the big screen. They are right here in the Grand Rapids community. This holiday, before people head out to see the newest blockbuster movie, Michigan Blood invites them to Be a Star, by donating blood. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a FREE movie pass and FREE popcorn from Celebration! Cinema.
No matter what the season, blood is always needed by patients in hospitals around the state. In fact, Michigan Blood needs to collect more than 2200 units each and every week. Around the holidays, when people are traditionally traveling, exchanging gifts, or heading to the movies, the number of people donating blood declines. So this year, Michigan Blood and Celebration! Cinema have joined together to make blood donation part of the holiday tradition.
Dates and Times for the Be a Star event vary around the state. To find the location near you, go to www.miblood.org.

In the Grand Rapids area:

Be A Star
Free Movie Pass and Popcorn for Everyone Who Attempts to Donate
Main Donor Center - 1036 Fuller Ave NE
Christmas Eve, Tuesday December 24th
8:00am-3:30pm
Day after Christmas, Thursday December 26th
8:00am-7:00pm
New Year's Eve, Tuesday December 31st
8:00am-3:30pm
New Year's Day, Wednesday January 1st
8:00am-3:00pm
Day after New Year's, Thursday January 2nd
8:00am-7:00pm
Appointments Highly Encouraged

We also have another location open on December 26th and January 2nd -  Grandville United Methodist Church
3140 Wilson SW, Grandville
Hours: Noon to 7pm

Any healthy person 17 or older (or 16 with parental consent) who weighs at least 110 pounds may be eligible to give blood every 56 days. Blood donors should bring photo ID (or two forms of non-photo ID). Appointments are highly encouraged and can be made online at www.miblood.org or by calling 1-866-MIBLOOD. 

Courtesy: Michigan Blood

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