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Do You Have A Pint to Spare??? How about 3 PM This Afternoon???

The Grand Valley Coop Blood Center is an unlikely coffee break stop.

But that is precisely when I like to stop in and get my juice and cookies. 

It is located at 1036 Fuller Ave. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Of course, they like to take a little of my Type O blood before they give

out the cookies.  I am one of those fortunate enough to live in a community

that has a generous and giving population. The Grand Valley Blood Center has

branches and donation centers all over Kent County and supplies 100% of the

regular blood to our hospitals from many West Michigan counties.

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  • a new born baby has about 8 oz. or 1 cup of blood 
  • Every three seconds someone in our country needs blood
  • Blood banks often run short of Type O and B blood
  • Just one pint of blood can help up to 3 people
  • 43,000 pints of donated blood are used each day in the US and Canada
  • shortages of all types of blood occur most often during summer & winter holidays
  • donating blood will not decrease your strength

 

 

They also do aspheresis, marrow, stem cells, and cord blood donations. 

I have donated to the aspheresis patients numerous times when The Blood

 Center calls with a desperate need for a donor.  How can you resist when

they tell you a little 12 year old girl has leukemia and needs your platelets

 to survive?

This is one of those situations where you don't appreciate this gift until you

or your loved ones need it. Please consider giving the gift of life to someone

 in need. It takes  a few moments out of your day and you get a free coffee

/juice break!!

 

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I am working on my 9th gallon and I hate to admit how many cookies that is!!

 

  DO YOUR GOOD DEED TODAY.    

              GIVE BLOOD.

     

 Westbrook Realty ~ Grand Rapids Ada Real Estate                           

   

                                   

  Copyright by Terry Westbrook 2007

     Stack of Cookies photo courtesy of Flickr photostream by The Soka 

   Baby Evan photo by Terry Westbrook

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Comment balloon 8 commentsTerry & Bonnie Westbrook • January 03 2008 03:43PM

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Terry I am 2 pintes away from my 2nd gallon of blood, I think it is my civil duty to donate blood...

Posted by Ethan Dozeman, Real Estate in Grand Rapids (Realty Executives Platinum Group) almost 13 years ago
Ethan: Great most people think of it when they have a need for blood. I also think it is very important to give if you can. Thanks
Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) almost 13 years ago

Terri,

I'll love to join you up there for coffee and blood.... but it's a bit far.... hope you don't mind if I go local!  I do try to schedule giving blood once every few months.  I like to take my kids because they know how much I HATE needles..... but it's something that has to be done!  Conquering my fear of needles is the right thing to do for the bigger picture.

Posted by M A almost 13 years ago
Thanks Martin: If your in the area we will take your blood here also. Thanks for the comments.
Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) almost 13 years ago
Good reminder, TW.  I don't have to remember when I last gave blood.  I'm also type O and they call me, usually saying they really need my type.  It's always a good feeling to know I'm helping.
Posted by Karen Webster...Grand Rapids, MI Realtor (5 Star Real Estate, Grand Rapids MI) almost 13 years ago
Karen: I also feel like I'm helping some one and I get cookies too. Thanks for the comments.
Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) almost 13 years ago
Terry - Great post!!!!!  It's time I look for a blood donation site in my community.  Thank you for sharing this with us on AR!
Posted by Joseph Ellman (Realty Executives- Williams-Sykes Realty) almost 13 years ago
Joseph: It makes me feel like I'm helping. Thanks
Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) almost 13 years ago

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