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Coopersville Girl Determined to Help Save Mom's Life

Shelby Lynn Meintsma’s mother, Catherine, has a rare disease, Evan’s Syndrome, which causes Catherine to need multiple blood transfusions at a moments notice.

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Michigan Blood Named as Exclusive Blood Provider for Four New Hospitals in West Michigan

Michigan Blood has been named as the exclusive provider of blood components for South Haven Health System and the Spectrum Health hospitals in Fremont, Greenville and Lakeview as of January 1, 2012.

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Michigan Cord Blood Bank Ships 100th Cord

The Michigan Blood Cord Blood Bank has reached a major community service and clinical milestone, shipping out its 100th potentially lifesaving unit of stem cells from donated umbilical cord blood. This unit goes to a transplant center in the northeastern United States, where it will be transfused to a 14-year-old boy who is battling leukemia.

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Welcome to Tamar Chipp, Public Relations Supervisor for Great Lakes Bay Region

Michigan Blood recently hired Tamar Chipp as its new public relations supervisor.

Chipp will lead the nonprofit organization’s community and media relations efforts in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and political science from Central Michigan University. Before joining Michigan Blood, Chipp worked at the Saginaw Community Foundation. Chipp serves on the boards of the White Pine Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and the Social Media Club Great Lakes Bay Chapter. She is a graduate of the Great Lakes Bay Regional African American Leadership Institute, the 1000 Leaders Initiative, and the Believer’s Bible Institute at Faith Harvest Church in Saginaw. Chipp also serves as the worship arts minister at Faith Harvest with her husband Aaron Chipp.


Toys for Tots Blood Drive - December 5-8

Statewide: December 5-8

Help make a difference for kids this holiday. When you donate at a Michigan Blood Donor Center (full list below), Meijer will donate $10 to Toys for Tots. Plus, one lucky donor will win tickets to the Lions/Packers game on January 1 in Green Bay. Prize (Courtesy of Dolphin Vacations) includes a 3 night-stay in Wisconsin, a Meijer gas card, and Lions memorabilia. So double the good you do this holiday season by donating blood this holiday season with Michigan Blood.