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News Releases


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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Zombies Take Over Downtown Grand Rapids

Halloween nighttime 5K race benefits Michigan Blood's Be The Match Program

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (September 22, 2014)
- The 3rd annual Zombie Dash will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids. The run, with waves from 6:30 to 7:00 pm, features a 5K course along the Grand River, including “Apocalypse Avenue” full of junked cars and “Kill Hill,” a challenging climb up the tallest hill in Grand Rapids.

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Michigan Blood Partners with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Community encouraged to support Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s  Light the Night of Mid-Michigan Midland, MI

Walkers will gather in Downtown Midland at The Tridge for a leisurely 1.5 mile walk as a celebration of fundraising efforts and in support of family and friends affected by blood cancers. On October 4 participants can expect a supportive and memorable event with pre-walk activities including a bounce house, rock climbing wall, balloon animals and more plus visits from special guests Lou E. Loon and authentic Storm Troopers.

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A.L.L. For Alex 5K Run/Walk to Benefit Alex Dils in Fight Against Cancer

In May, one month before graduation, Swan Valley High School graduate Alex Dils was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. Doctors at the University of Michigan Medical Center immediately administered the first stages of Larson Protocol, a multiple-phase chemotherapy treatment that will last three years.

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