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@ 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.

 

May 2015 Issue

Friday
May152015

Caitlyn Jackson: Leaving A Legacy of Courage and Perserverance

by Tom Rademacher, Veteran Grand Rapids Press columnist and long-time Michigan Blood donor

Caitlyn Jackson died seven months before what would have been her 13th birthday, but during the time she struggled to survive, she taught us all what it is to persevere with courage and dignity. In the process, she also reminded us all of the life-sustaining qualities of blood products that prolonged her days on this earth and allowed her to spend more and more time with her friends and family.

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Friday
May152015

Sharing Is Pure Michigan: May 21 - 25

During the Memorial Day weekend, you have the chance to share something incredibly valuable with another Michigander who desperately needs it – just one pint of your blood. Donors who participate in Michigan Blood’s ‘Sharing is Pure Michigan’ campaign from May 21 – 25 will not only walk away with the good feeling that they helped save lives in a time of need, but they’ll also receive a $10 Meijer gift card as a token of our gratitude for their lifesaving gift.

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Friday
May152015

GVSU Marrow Donor Featured on WZZM 13 News

When Abbi Lanser, a Grand Valley State University student, went to a Be the Match bone marrow drive in May 2014, she never imagined it would bring her to the bone marrow donor chair only a year later as a volunteer donor. WZZM 13’s evening news co-hosts, Nick LaFave and Val Lego, interviewed Abbi during her donation in order to share her story, and also educate the public on how important it is to join the Be the Match Registry. The news segment also explains the process of donating marrow and how smooth and painless the procedure truly is.

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Friday
May152015

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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Thursday
May142015

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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Friday
Feb012013

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