WARREN, Mich., June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to meet the anticipated need for blood and platelet donations during the busy summer months, Art Van Furniture has joined forces with the American Red Cross to host a community blood drive on Friday, June 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Art Van Furniture's Corporate Training Center at 6500 E. 14 Mile Road in Warren.
"The gift of blood is always needed, but is even more critical during the challenging summer months, when warm weather holidays and outdoor activities make scheduling regular donations difficult," said Gary Van Elslander, president of Art Van Furniture. "Donating blood is such a simple and generous way to do your part to save lives. The Art Van Furniture team is proud to be a partner of the American Red Cross and to provide metro Detroiters with the opportunity to donate blood and support the efforts of this valuable organization."
The American Red Cross is the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the United States, collecting and processing approximately 40 percent of the blood supply for patients in approximately 2,700 hospitals nationwide. A single donation can help save the lives of up to three people. Eighty percent of the blood donations given to the American Red Cross are collected at mobile blood drives set up at community sites, while the remaining 20 percent are collected at American Red Cross donor centers.
Donors must be at least 17 years old (or 16 years old with parental consent), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and present a valid picture ID. Those interested in donating can sign up in advance and schedule an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: artvan or call (800) 733-2767 (800-RED-CROSS). For additional information, visit artvan.com.
About Art Van Furniture
Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 98 stores throughout Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana, including freestanding Art Van PureSleep mattress stores, Art Van Flooring stores, and Art Van Furniture franchise locations as well as a full service e-commerce website. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit artvan.com for more information.
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