Media Contacts

Director of Community
Relations & Marketing

Carleen Crawford
616-233-8669  office
616-443-6028  cell


Southwest Michigan

Valary Gent
269-585-3759  office
269-491-1007  cell

Great Lakes Bay Region

Tamar Chipp
989-497-1053  office
989-859-6782  cell

Traverse City

Allison Beers
231-883-2708  cell




News Releases


Love Michigan, Love Saving Lives!

As summer gets busy the community blood supply often experiences a summer-slump. While fewer people donate, the need for blood remains constant.

That’s why Michigan Blood and several Michigan businesses are working hard this summer to make sure blood is available for patients in Michigan hospitals who need it. They are asking donors to show how much they love their communities by donating blood during the annual Love Michigan blood drives.

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Michigan Blood Recognizes Top Donors In Honor Of World Blood Donor Day

On Sunday, June 14, millions of blood donors will be recognized as part of World Blood Donor Day. During the week leading up to World Blood Donor Day, Michigan Blood will honor their top donors.    

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Sharing is Pure Michigan With Michigan Blood – May 21-25

Help support blood banks at local hospitals during the start of the busy summer season

The first holiday weekend of the season traditionally signals the start of another beautiful Pure Michigan summer. It also means a slow-down in blood donations as people travel to parades, cook-outs, and spend time with family and friends. 

Michigan Blood is encouraging donors to make an appointment to stop in one of our donor centers during the Memorial Day holiday to help ensure an adequate blood supply at hospitals around Michigan.

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Blood Center Affiliation Unveils New Name, Expanded Offerings to Healthcare Systems

The Centers for Transfusion and Transplant Medicine (CTTM), an affiliation of four Midwest blood centers, has unveiled a new name, logo and expanded areas of expertise to better reflect the value it provides to its healthcare partners. CTTM will now be known as Versiti.

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Michigan Blood Hosts Diversity Blood Drive in Honor of CMU Athlete Derrick Nash

The #NASHSTRONG Diversity Blood Drive will run from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 at CMU’s Bovee University Center in the Maroon and Gold Room. To help with Nash’s medical expenses, Michigan Blood will donate $10 to the Derrick Nash Fund for every person who attempts to donate. As a special thank you, everyone who registers to donate will also receive a coupon for a free large, one-topping pizza from Papa John’s Pizza.

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