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Carleen Crawford
616-233-8669  office
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Grand Rapids

Kristen Nauss
616-233-8524  office
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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


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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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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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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Michigan Blood Holds Blood Drive in Support of Ernie Balcueva

SAGINAW, MICH. – Michigan Blood is partnering with the community to host the ‘Have a Heart for Ernie Part 2’ Blood Drive in support of Saginaw native Ernie Balcueva.

Balcueva received his second lifesaving heart transplant in December after a rare and tragic disease took the lives of his four brothers. His life was saved because of blood and organ donors.

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Give The Gift Of Life This Holiday Season

Donate blood with Michigan Blood and make a lifesaving difference

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (December 11, 2014) – As the holiday hustle and bustle winds up, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. So why not take a break and make a lifesaving difference for someone right here in Michigan? Give the gift of life this holiday season by donating blood with Michigan Blood.

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