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 4,000 new potential donors in 2018 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 15th 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.

A field of 120 golfers will play a challenging course followed by a plated dinner in the beautiful Grand Oaks Banquet facility. The dinner program will highlight the program’s success of 2018, 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 2017 Silver Sponsors

Thank you to our 2017 Bronze Sponsors

Thank you to our 2017 Refreshment Sponsor

Thank you to our 2017 Hole Sponsors

DaVita Kidney Care

Andy J. Egan Co. Inc.

Shamrock Labels

Hedrick Associates

Blood Bank Computer Systems

Michigan Blood Leadership

The Weitekamps

Weitekamp Grand Babies

The Quality Department

Morrison Industrial Equipment Co.

Elzinga & Volkers

Fresenius Kabi



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