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Blood drives scheduled during LaughFest to benefit Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Michigan Blood and Blue Care Network partner for fifth year in a row to support Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – It’s often said laughter is the best medicine. Unfortunately for many, laughter simply isn’t enough. So for the fifth year in a row, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids and LaughFest are partnering with Michigan Blood and Blue Care Network to host blood drives during LaughFest. The drives will be held February 27 through March 13, 2017.

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Falling In Love While Donating Blood

“He had me at the Kleenex.” Tissues were far from Theresa Duquette’s mind when she sat down with Robert “Bob” Belill, a regular donor at Michigan Blood’s Saginaw Donor Center. It was a routine blood donor screening – something she’d been doing for more than 30 years. Little did she know that this one would change her life forever.

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Community Helps Out During Time of Need

After issuing an alert about a critical need for blood donations, old and new donors stepped up. MICHIGAN (February 1, 2017) – After several weeks of inclement weather and sickness affected traffic into blood drives and blood donation centers, Michigan Blood saw a severe drop in blood donations. We issued a call for help due to the critical need for blood donors…and the community stepped up to the plate.

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Critical Need for O-Negative Blood

Weather and illness across the state have significantly impacted blood collections MICHIGAN (January 17, 2017) – People across the state need help. Hospitals have a critical need for O-Negative blood, the universal blood type, so Michigan Blood is working to help increase the supply.

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Long-time Volunteer Celebrates 30th Anniversary

98-year-old ‘Rosie the Riveter’ commemorates three decades with Michigan Blood BYRON CENTER, Mich. (January, 2017) – She built aircrafts for General Motors during the war, then moved on to a different plant to ‘cut & sew’. Now, this real-life ‘Rosie the Riveter’ is celebrating something else she’s built: a legacy.

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