About Michigan Blood

Our Mission

Helping people make a lifesaving difference through blood products and service excellence.

Our Organization

Saving patients’ lives is the basis for everything we do. To continue to meet this challenge, Michigan Blood is
now part of Versiti, a strategic affiliation of healthcare organizations with expertise in blood collection, transfusion and transplantation medicine, stem cell and cellular therapies, hematology, oncology, genomics
and more.

Founded in 1955, Michigan Blood is a fast growing, independent, non-profit blood bank headquartered in Grand Rapids. It is the primary provider of blood products and services for more than 60 hospitals throughout Michigan and is an established leader in quality and service. Michigan Blood collects more than 126,000 units of blood each year at eight permanent donation sites and more than 3,600 mobile blood drives in 59 counties statewide. Michigan Blood has a nationally recognized stem cell (marrow) program and created Michigan’s first public cord blood bank. In addition, Michigan Blood provides therapeutic apheresis, cellular therapies for the treatment of cancer and transfusion medicine consultations. 

As part of Versiti, our efforts can improve patient outcomes, offer higher quality services and reduce cost of care for hospitals, blood centers, research and educational institutions and other healthcare providers. Our relationships with donors, patients and hospital partners are the source of our inspiration as we transform blood donations into life-saving products, diagnostics and treatments.  By bringing together the industry’s best and brightest researchers, technicians, physicians, leaders and administrative support teams, the expanse of our expertise sets us apart.  As part of a larger, collaborative organization, we can save even more lives.

Michigan Blood is a nonprofit, self-supporting organization holding FDA license #1839 and is licensed by Michigan Department of Community Health.

Memberships

Michigan Blood is an accredited member of AABB; and a member of Blood Centers of America,
America’s Blood Centers
, and Michigan Association of Blood Banks.

                     


Our Leadership Team