Press release: Griffins holding blood drive on Saturday, January 8th at Van Andel Arena

Per the Grand Rapids Griffins comes an important community announcement:

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – With the need of blood on the rise during the holiday season, the Grand Rapids Griffins and Versiti Blood Center of Michigan will once again host a blood drive at Van Andel Arena, on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Versiti will be taking appointments and walk-ins on Jan. 8 in the B, C, and D banquet rooms at Van Andel Arena. Please click here to schedule an appointment or call 866-642-5663. Versiti is looking to collect 54 pints of blood and has openings for 100 registered donors.

As a reprise of their highly successful blood drive at the arena last January, the Griffins and Versiti are offering everyone who registers and attempts to donate a Griffins swag bag, along with an entry into the Drive to Save Lives Sweepstakes to win a brand-new car. Participants must be 18 years or older.

With coronavirus safety measures in place, all donors must wear a face covering. Please visit the Versiti website to view the most up-to-date COVID-19 guidelines.


Versiti Blood Center of Michigan is a non-profit blood center headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich. Founded in 1955, it is the sole blood provider to all of Kent County and over 70 other hospitals across Michigan. Versiti collects more than 120,000 units of blood each year throughout the state at eight permanent donation sites and more than 3,400 community blood drives. For more information, visit


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