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

Grand Rapids &
Southwest Michigan

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

Wednesday
Jul232014

Michigan Blood Joins Gilda’s Club of Lowell For Pink Arrow Pride

Gilda’s Club of Lowell receives $10 for every person who attempts to donate at July 29 blood drive


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 23, 2014) – Thanks to the efforts of Nancy Brinker, sister to Susan G. Komen, and thousands around the world, the color pink is synonymous with the fight against breast cancer. Since 1982, Brinker and others have gone on to raise awareness and millions of dollars for the cause. In 2008, the Lowell High School football team joined the movement, suiting up in pink jerseys to host the first Pink Arrow Pride game and help raise money and awareness for cancer. To date they’ve raised over $1 million.

In 2010, Michigan Blood joined the Pink Arrow Pride movement, hosting a blood drive to raise funds for Gilda’s Club and raise awareness for the connection between donating blood and fighting cancer.

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Tuesday
Jul222014

Blood Donation In Midst Of Summer Slump

Donors Needed Throughout Michigan To Help Save Lives


Michigan summers are like no other. We wait through what seems like endless winters for a hint of warm weather. And when it’s here, we try to fill our calendars with as much summer fun as possible before it’s gone. But often, that summer rush leads to a drop in blood donations.

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Monday
Jun162014

Love Michigan, Love Saving Lives!

Michigan-Based Businesses Join Effort to Encourage Local Summer Blood Donation


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 16, 2014) – 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 is working even harder this summer to make sure blood is available for patients in Michigan hospitals who need it. But we need your help. And to show how much we appreciate you, we’re bringing back our popular Love Michigan special event blood drives.

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Monday
Jun022014

Help Fight Cancer, Give Blood

Michigan Blood Relay For Life Blood Drives

Did you know 33 percent of blood products are used in the treatment of cancer patients? That’s why Michigan Blood has been working to develop a partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS) and their Relay For Life events.

In previous years Michigan Blood has held blood drives directly at Relay For Life events, but recently the ACS set a mandate that no blood drives would be held at Relay For Life events. Despite this change, Michigan Blood is happy to announce a new opportunity that unites blood drives, the ACS and Relay For Life to help create a world with less cancer.

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Friday
May092014

Michigan Blood Wants to Fuel Your Passion For Saving Lives

Give & Go blood drives offering $10 Meijer gas card to anyone who attempts to donate


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 9, 2014) – Start summer off by saving a life and walk away with a little extra gas money in your pocket. From May 22-29, Michigan Blood will be hosting special, limited-time Give & Go blood drives at their main donor centers. Dates and times will vary by location.

Every person who attempts to donate at one of these drives receives a $10 Meijer gas card, and is registered for a chance to win a $1,000 Meijer gas card.

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