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Carleen Crawford
616-233-8669  office
616-443-6028  cell


West Michigan

Amy Rotter
616-233-8549  office
231-349-2374  cell

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


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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Michigan Blood Partners With Community To Hold Blood Drive In Support of Dru Collier

Michigan Blood is partnering with the community to host the "Dru's Got This" Blood Drive in support of Dru Collier of Saginaw.

The blood drive will run from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26 at Swan Valley Middle School in the library, 453 Van Wormer in Thomas Township. Michigan Blood will donate $10 to the Dru Collier Recovery Fund for every person who attempts to donate. Funds raised will help with Collier’s medical expenses during his fight with cancer.

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Make Your Mark on the Mitten This Labor Day

In celebration of Michigan Blood’s 60th Anniversary, you’re invited to Make Your Mark on the Mitten by saving Michigan lives through blood donation. Give blood during the Labor Day weekend and you can make your mark – literally – on the huge Michigan mittens on display at all of our donor centers. The color you use to make your mark will be according to your personal blood type.

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Celebrating 10-Years of Partnership with Lakeland Health

Community Invited to Celebration at Blood Drives

This summer marks the tenth anniversary of Lakeland Health’s partnership with Michigan Blood. They work together to make sure blood is available for anyone who may need a transfusion. Michigan Blood is the sole supplier of blood and blood products for Lakeland Health. This means anyone who donates at Lakeland Health’s blood drives could be directly helping one of the hospital’s patients. 

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