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GRCC Blood Drive has been cancelled, as Michigan COVID confirmed cases rise

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Phlebotomist Korey Dyerly, right, puts a "blue tag" on blood donated by Antonia Warren, during a Red Cross blood drive at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago on April 2, 2019. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

By Malachi Robinson-Garrett 

The Grand Rapids Community College Blood Drive that was scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17, has been cancelled due to the most recent Department Of Health and Human Services Restrictions on Public Gatherings, as COVID 19 cases are rising in Michigan. 

The Blood Bus was set to arrive outside of the bookstore at 11 a.m. After the Sunday press conference held by Governor Gretchen Whitmer outlining new developments in COVID-19, GRCC Today posted the events cancellation on their daily employee newsletter.  

Michigan DHHS Officials and Whitmer had to take action after Michigan’s COVID-19 numbers had risen past 250,000 confirmed cases since the pandemic began.

No word has been announced whether the event will be rescheduled, but in light of the most recent three-week shutdown of high schools and colleges, it is very important to donate if you’re able. 

Blood is still in high demand as the pandemic rages on so if you would like to donate, you can contact your Local Red Cross Branch.

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