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News Releases


Blood Drives Scheduled In Conjunction With LaughFest To Benefit Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Michigan Blood and Blue Care Network partner for fourth year in a row to support Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids

It’s often said laughter is the best medicine. Unfortunately for many, laughter simply isn’t enough. So for the fourth 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 leading up to LaughFest. The drives will be held February 29-March 3, 2016.

“We are thankful for this partnership with Michigan Blood and Blue Care Network,” said Wendy Wigger, president, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. “Many cancer patients rely on blood product transfusions. Donating blood is a great way for loved ones, and even complete strangers, to make a real difference in the health of patients in need.”

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Michigan Blood Partners With Saginaw Spirit to Host Community Blood Drive

Michigan Blood is partnering with the Saginaw Spirit to host the Saginaw Spirit SAVES Blood Drive.

The blood drive will run from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22 at Garber Buick, 5925 State in Saginaw in the community showroom. Saginaw Spirit players and Sammy Spirit will be in attendance for photos and every person who attempts to donate will be entered to win a Saginaw Spirit limo package experience for 12. Annie from Mix 106.3 will also be at the drive from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. hosting a live radio remote broadcast.

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Give the Gift of Life This Holiday!

Extend your bloodline by donating
during the holiday season.

A blood donor recently shared, “I left a pint of me with Michigan Blood, but I got so much more in return.” That’s what happens when you give from the heart…. you give someone another day, another chance at life, another opportunity to impact someone else, and you receive the gift of knowing that you helped someone in need.

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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THANKS For Giving!

Extend your bloodline by donating during the Thanksgiving season.

'Thanks for giving’ – that's what patients who need blood, and their families, want to say to Michigan Blood donors every day – especially this time of year. With each donation, your bloodline grows as you give someone another day, another week, and another chance to make a difference for someone else.

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Blood Drive Held in Memory of Young Cancer Victim

Nearly one-year after a young cancer victim’s death, his family is teaming up with Michigan Blood to hold a blood drive in his memory. Simon Cooper was diagnosed with Leukemia in January of 2014. He passed away 10-months later on November 5, 2014.  He was only 9-years-old.

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