Updated at 11:30 a.m.: The American Red Cross announced that it will extend hours at all donation centers this afternoon to 4:30 p.m. in order to accommodate additional donations.
The American Red Cross issued an urgent call for blood donations Friday due to numerous blood-drive cancellations due to the inclement weather.
Roughly and more is expected throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service.
Due to the cancellations, the American Red Cross urges donors that can safely go to a donor site, such as the one at 4190 Telegraph Rd. in Bloomfield Township, to do so today between the hours of 9 a.m.and 3 p.m.
Other donation centers in the area:
- Berkley: 28105 Woodward Ave, Berkley
- Livonia: 36650 Five Mile Rd., Livonia
For more information or alternative donation sites go to 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
The annual Lone Pine/West Hills blood drive is scheduled on March 6. Do you know of a local blood drive going on? Make sure it's posted on the Bloomfield-Bloomfield Hills Patch Events Calendar. It's free!