MIBloodlines Donor Newsletter

MIBloodlines is an e-newsletter created in response to blood donors who expressed interest in knowing more about Michigan Blood and its activities. Each story below can be read in full by clicking 'read more.'

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September 2016

Monday
Dec072015

‘Kind Like Katie’ – Blood Drive Honors Teen Killed in Auto Accident

Tragedy struck the Fairchild family on May 3, 2015 when 16 year-old Katherine (Katie) Fairchild died in a car accident while on her way to babysit. She was a sophomore student at Caledonia High School and lived with her family in Alto, Michigan. She and her family were also involved with Holy Family Catholic Church in Caledonia.

"Katie was a beautiful young lady who was full of life and always had a positive attitude," Caledonia Community Schools Superintendent Randy Rodriguez said in a letter to media. "She was an outstanding academic student throughout her school career in Caledonia."

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Monday
Dec072015

Honor A Hero and Be A Hero Labor Day Weekend by Donating at Michigan Blood

Give blood and thank local first-responders in honor of the 9/11 anniversary

15 years ago, more than 400 firefighters and police officers lost their lives during the 9/11 terror attacks. Countless other first responders continue to put their lives on the line for us every day. This Labor Day, honor a hero.

Donate blood over the Labor Day weekend, September 1 – 5, 2016. You could save a life across the state or right here at home – and that makes you a hero, too.

Every person who attempts to donate at Michigan Blood during the Labor Day promotion September 1-5 will receive a free $10 gift card courtesy of Meijer. After your donation, we invite you to sign a thank you card, which will be delivered to local first responders in honor of the 15th Anniversary of 9/11.

Check out the Michigan Blood “Labor Day - Honor a Hero” schedule of event dates and times for your local donation center by following link below.

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Monday
Dec072015

9/11 Spirit of America Blood Drive & 15th Anniversary Event

Michigan International Speedway Hosts this memorable blood drive and event on Sunday, September 11


The Spirit of America blood drive will return to Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan and it promises to be just as memorable as in years past. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

What began in 2002 as a tribute to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11, has now evolved into so much more. This event isn’t just a blood drive - it’s a unique opportunity for the community to honor and remember all those affected by 9/11. Since its inception in 2002, the Spirit of America blood drive has collected more than 10,194 blood products, potentially helping save more than 30,438 lives.

“The Spirit of America is one of the more moving experiences we host,” said Roger Curtis, MIS president. “It has evolved out of a simple need to want to do something for 9/11 into a meaningful, heartfelt and truly good thing to do with our community. People graciously come out to donate for Michigan Blood and solemnly remember what tragically happened that day.”

Those who attempt to donate blood will have the opportunity to ride the MIS tram around the track, to the Home of the Brave exhibit. The exhibit is a 4,000-square-foot multi-media exhibit featuring videos, presidential letters, magazines, newspapers, and more. Donors will be treated to lunch in the Champions Club overlooking the track and will receive a Spirit of America gift bag, a commemorative pin and t-shirt.

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Monday
Dec072015

Mission Moments In the News

Keeping Michigan Blood’s lifesaving mission in the spotlight is an important part of being sure we can supply local hospitals with much-needed blood.

Here’s a look at a few of our recent stories in the media throughout the state.

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Friday
Feb012013

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