@ Michigan Blood

@ Michigan Blood is an e-newsletter created in response to blood donors who expressed interest in knowing more about Michigan Blood and its activities. Simply click on the icon below for the edition you wish to view.

 

August 2015 Issue

Friday
Aug282015

Abbi Beach: A Mother's Bittersweet Tears of Life Lost, But Lives Saved

by Tom Rademacher, Veteran Grand Rapids Press columnist and long-time Michigan Blood donor
 
Time and grace and medical know-how all played major roles. But Michigan Blood also shares a special place in the transformation of Abigail Beach from a mother shedding tears of grief to one who now knows tears of joy.
“What do you say about an organization that essentially saved your life?” says Abbi, who likely would have died alongside her stillborn baby girl if it hadn’t been for nearly a dozen transfusions of blood and more than a half-dozen other blood products back in 2010.

That’s the year Abbi, 27, and her husband Lee, 37, endured a journey they never saw coming.

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Friday
Aug282015

Make Your Mark on the Mitten This Labor Day

In celebration of Michigan Blood’s 60th Anniversary, you’re invited to Make Your Mark on the Mitten by saving Michigan lives through blood donation. Give blood during the Labor Day weekend and you can make your mark – literally – on the Michigan mittens on display at all of our donor centers. Also, as a thank you for taking time out of your busy holiday weekend to donate, anyone who attempts to give blood will receive a $10 Meijer gift card. Check out more details, including the schedule. Please note that dates and times for the event vary by location.

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Friday
Aug282015

YOU Might Be The Match – For The Love of Lola

Nine year-old Lola DeYoung is just beginning her 4th grade school year and enjoys arts and crafts, playing outdoors and going to the movies. For nearly half her life, Lola has been battling Leukemia. But with all the busyness going on in Lola’s life, her main goal right now is searching for her ‘unicorn’. Lola and her family are looking for someone who could potentially be her bone marrow match – she refers to this person as her unicorn.
 
The family is holding out hope that someone reading this would offer to get tested through Michigan Blood's 'Be The Match' program to see if they are Lola's desperately needed match. They are also looking to spread the word about another scheduled marrow drive in honor of Lola on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 11 am – 1 pm at Bridgewater Place, 6th Floor- New York Life Office, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Friday
Aug282015

Share YOUR Story! Michigan Blood Celebrates 60 Years of Saving Lives

To help celebrate our 60th Anniversary, we are inviting YOU to share your story of how supporting and/or partnering with Michigan Blood has impacted you, your community, and those you know and love. Whether you are a donor, a recipient, a hospital partner, a volunteer or employee - we are gathering stories from as far back as our opening year, all the way to the present. We are excited to hear from you!

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Friday
Aug282015

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 throughout the state:

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Feb012013

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