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News Releases


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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Michigan Blood Hosting a Be The Match Registry Drive in Honor of Local Cancer Patients

The drive, organized by Swan Valley High School senior Brock Notter, will run from 4-7 p.m. Friday, December 12 during Swan Valley High School’s boys basketball game against Carrollton High School. Individuals between the ages of 18 and 44 can join the registry by filling out a health questionnaire and providing a cheek swab.

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State Sen. Hildenbrand Recognized With National Be The Match® Advocacy Award

Minneapolis (November 6, 2014) - State Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R-Lowell) will be recognized by the national Be The Match® organization on Friday, November 7 at their 27th Annual Council Meeting in Minneapolis.

Hildenbrand will receive the 2014 Public Advocacy Award for his legislative efforts to promote the Be The Match Registry and bone marrow donations.

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CMU Student Athlete, Derrick Nash, Needs Bone Marrow Transplant

Be The Match® Registry events looking to add potential donors and diversity

SAGINAW, Mich. (November 6, 2014) – You could be the key to saving the life of Derrick Nash.

Nash, a standout high school football player, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia during his senior year at Carrollton High School in May 2013. Doctors expected a lengthy hospital stay, but Nash quickly responded to treatment and was in remission within a month.

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