Does your local hospital accept blood donations from individuals?

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  1. joe_jr

    joe_jr Supporting Member

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    I've donated for years, but the Red Cross closed shop in my city. Thinking of going directly to the hospital, but I've never heard of one that takes blood donations. Does yours?

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    Yikes! None of that for me, I'm a happily married man. I don't need any more trouble.
     
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    I bet most don't. I would call to make sure, or there have to be other Red Cross centers in the Detroit area.
     
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    There are other Red Cross donation centers in the general area, but they're perpetually packed. The one they closed in my neighborhood was an exception (most of the time). Also, the idea that blood donated to the local hospital would probably used to help my neighbors appeals to me.
     
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    Probably why the one near you closed.

    Again, just call. It's not typical for a hospital to have their own independent blood bank.
     
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    Our local hospital has it's own blood bank. I live in a college town with a 100,000 population. Before I got Leukemia I donated regularly.
     
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    I don't think so, but they do set up Red Cross Blood Drive mobiles every other month...they're giant motorhomes that travel from hospital to hospital.
     
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