The UP Regional Blood Center is the sole provider of blood products to 13 hospitals across Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This blood supply allows healthcare providers to treat patients with a wide variety of conditions. All blood donations stay in the Upper Peninsula, and a single donation could save up to 3 lives.
The UP Regional Blood Center encourages donors to give blood to help patients in need. We are also always looking for blood drive sponsors and coordinators. To organize a blood drive or to make a blood donation appointment, please call the UP Regional Blood Center location nearest you, or toll-free at 1.800.491.4483 (GIVE).
The UP Regional Blood Center Bloodmobile is an entirely self-contained mobile collection unit, with reclining blood donor chairs and a private interview room. A retractable outdoor awning can be used to house registration tables for blood donors. If you are interested in holding a blood drive at your facility, please call 906.449.1450 to make arrangements.
Blood donation is considered an essential act and is safe to do at this time. Blood is an essential part of health care and the need for blood is constant. It is encouraged that all healthy, eligible donors consider donating during this time. We are taking additional precautionary measures to help protect you and our staff.
Until further notice, all healthcare facilities must perform a health evaluation of all individuals that are not under the care of the facility each time the individual seeks to enter the facility and must deny entry to those individuals who do not meet the evaluation criteria. The evaluation criteria include:
The UP Regional Blood Center is inspected and accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks. AABB standards set the level of professional proficiency for blood banks in the U.S. Also, the Blood Center is registered and licensed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a blood establishment.
Blood banks like the UP Regional Blood Center that provide blood products for transfusion cannot offer rewards, such as cash, that could influence a donor to misrepresent his or her health history or risks for spreading infectious diseases like HIV or hepatitis. Prohibiting valuable incentives is one way the Food and Drug Administration and the blood banking community help ensure that the blood supply remains safe.
To continually improve the health, satisfaction, and well-being of the people of the Upper Peninsula.
To be the provider of blood products donated by U.P. volunteer donors to the residents and care providers in the U.P. To provide the highest quality, value, and reliability of products, services, and customer satisfaction with the most efficient use of resources, while continuing to improve our performance.
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