Need for blood in Mid-Michigan something you can bank on - WNEM TV 5

Need for blood in Mid-Michigan something you can bank on

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Normally, you go to a bank to make a deposit or withdrawal but when some customers visit their Mid-Michigan bank branch they could be encouraged to save a life - maybe even your own.

Six area banks in Bay City are teaming up for this year's 'Battle of the Banks' blood challenge. On Friday, Sept. 9 individuals can come to the Dow Bay area YMCA at 225 Washington Avenue in Bay City and donate a pint of blood. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 3:45 p.m.

FirstMerit Bank, Huntington Bank, Chemical Bank, PNC Bank, Independent Bank and Thumb National Bank and Trust Company will all solicit its customers to roll up their sleeves for the common good.

“This event continues to highlight the wonderful partnership between the Red Cross and the Bay City business community,” said Kelly Remer, Donor Recruitment Representative with the American Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region in a prepared release.

Everyone who comes to donate will receive a free Red Cross drawstring back sack, while supplies last.  The bank that collects the most votes from donors during the challenge will receive the ‘Battle of the Banks’ traveling plaque and, of course, bragging rights until next year.


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