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Carleen Crawford
616-233-8669  office
616-443-6028  cell
ccrawford@miblood.org

Grand Rapids

Kristen Nauss
616-233-8524  office
616-328-7123  cell
knauss@miblood.org

Southwest Michigan

Valary Gent
269-585-3759  office
269-491-1007  cell
vgent@miblood.org

Great Lakes Bay Region

Tamar Chipp
989-497-1053  office
989-859-6782  cell
tchipp@miblood.org

Traverse City

Allison Beers
231-883-2708  cell
abeers@miblood.org

 

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News Releases

Monday
Mar232015

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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Monday
Mar232015

Michigan Blood Celebrates Milestone At Dow Diamond Donor Center

Employee of The Dow Chemical Company is 10,000th blood donor at Dow Diamond Donor Center

 

The nation’s first blood donation center inside a sports stadium opened in April, 2012 and three years later, 10,000 donors have walked through its doors.

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Monday
Feb162015

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids and LaughFest Partnering with Michigan Blood, BCN for Third Year In a Row

It’s often said laughter is the best medicine. Unfortunately for many, laughter simply isn’t enough. So for the third year in a row, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids (GCGR) and LaughFest are partnering with Michigan Blood and Blue Care Network to host blood drives during LaughFest. The drives will be held on February 24th, March 2, 3, 4, and 9, 2015.

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Monday
Feb092015

Essexville Family to Host Blood Drive and Be The Match Registry Drive

In August, RC Derocher of Essexville was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. After a successful stem cell transplant in November, his family wants to pay it forward and is inviting the community to help.

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Wednesday
Feb042015

More Than 500 Join Be The Match Registry in Honor of Derrick Nash

Michigan Blood's Marrow Program would like to thank the community for supporting recent bone marrow registry drives for Derrick Nash, a Central Michigan University student athlete from Saginaw battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The response from Saginaw and CMU was overwhelming. More than 500 people joined the registry in honor of Derrick’s fight.

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