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Fox 17 Season of Giving Blood Drive

Visit Fredrick Meijer Gardens on Dec. 27 to save lives at this annual event.

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Give blood at Fredrick Meijer Gardens this holiday season

This December, Fox 17 and Versiti Blood Center of Michigan are hosting the second annual Season of Giving Blood Drive to encourage people to donate blood during the holidays – a time of great need.

This year’s event on Dec. 27 at Fredrick Meijer Gardens is a terrific opportunity to give back to your community.

Fox 17 Season of Giving Blood Drive

Date: Friday, December 27, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Fredrick Meijer Gardens
1000 E Beltline Ave NE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Room location: Frey and Royce Classrooms in the Covenant Learning Center

Donate blood and receive (1) general admission to Fredrick Meijer Gardens* courtesy of Pro-Tech Heating and Cooling, while supplies last. Plus, a Grand Rapids Griffins buy-one-get-one (BOGO) coupon for select home games during the 2019-2020 season, while supplies last.

*Included in General Admission: Excitement surrounds this time of year as the annual Metro Health Christmas & Holiday Traditions exhibition brings the glow of over 300,000 colorful lights, strolling carolers, visits from Santa, rooftop reindeer and 46 international trees and displays. Ring in the season with our most beloved winter exhibition. Honoring holiday cultures around the world, Meijer Gardens focuses on the authenticity of the symbols of beloved holiday traditions – it's an idyllic spot to center your thoughts on the true meaning of the holidays.

Thank you to our event partners!

We can organize these events thanks to our generous partners. Thank you for supporting our mission to provide this life-saving resource.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

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