Our Mission

To connect patients that are in need of a bone marrow or stem cell transplant with their matching donor.

Our Values

Michigan Blood is proud to be a donor center for the National Marrow Donor Program's Be The Match Registry. Thousands of patients are diagnosed each year with leukemia, lymphoma, or any one of 70 other life-threatening diseases for which a bone marrow or stem cell transplant is their only hope for a cure. These patients turn to the Be The Match Registry in hopes of finding a suitable donor match for their life-saving transplant.

Our Goals

Michigan Blood is dedicated to recruiting 3,000 new potential donors in 2017 and to raising funds to help with the recruitment, retention, and commitment of new registry members.

 

Derrick Nash, a Saginaw native and CMU football player, shared his story and battle against Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, helping add more than 500 new potential donors to the Registry in November 2014.

 

Zach Polak joined the registry in April of 2015 and went on to donate stem cells just 3 months later in August of 2015. Zach met his recipient, Ayssa, at our 2016 golf outing. Zach and Ayssa are pictured above.FORE A GREAT CAUSE
The Be The Match Registry at Michigan Blood has partnered with Thousand Oaks Golf Club again this year to host the 14th Annual Fore for Life Charity Golf Tournament. This outing is a festive occasion by which organizations and community members can make a tangible difference in the lives of patients locally and globally.

Thousand Oaks is now a private course as part of Watermark Country Club! There have been many wonderful improvements through this change in ownership, so be sure to golf with us this year to check it out.

A field of 120 golfers will play a challenging course followed by a buffet dinner in the beautiful Grand Oaks Banquet facility. The dinner program will highlight the program’s success of 2017, as well as include community awards and a special donor/recipient meeting. It’s a memorable experience you won’t want to miss! 

For more information or to register, please click here.

Thank you to our 2016 Bronze Sponsors

Thank you to our 2016 Refreshment Sponsor

Manning & Napier

 

Thank you to our 2016 Snack & Cookie Sponsor

Nationwide

 

Thank you to our 2016 Hole Sponsors

River City Innovative Solutions

Andy J. Egan Co., Inc.

Staples Advantage

Huntington Bank

Shamrock Labels

Hedrick Associates

Blood Bank Computer Systems

Michigan Blood Leadership

The Weitekamps

Weitekamp Grand Babies

The Quality Department

Healthcare Waste Management

Fresenius Kabi

 

QUESTIONS? MORE INFORMATION?

Caitlin Regan, Community Engagement Representative
Michigan Blood & Be The Match
616-233-8609  •  cregan@miblood.org