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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

Tuesday
Aug192014

Michigan Blood Returns To Spirit of America Blood Drive

Michigan International Speedway hosting annual blood drive to honor victims and heroes of 9/11


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 19, 2014) – On Thursday, September 11, Michigan Blood and Michigan International Speedway (MIS) renew their partnership at the Spirit of America Blood Drive. This one of a kind event pays tribute to the victims and heroes of 9/11, while bringing in hundreds of lifesaving blood donations.

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Thursday
Aug142014

Donating Blood Earns You Wings!

Stop by one of our Labor Day blood drives this year and earn your wings ... Buffalo Wild Wings that is.

We’ve schedule special days, all across the state, for you to donate and walk away with a gift from Buffalo Wild Wings. Every person who attempts to donate at one of these drives will receive $10 in Buffalo Wild Wings vouchers. As usual, special event drives vary by location, so please check for specific dates and times in your area.

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Wednesday
Aug062014

Michigan Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals Appoint Board of Directors

Michigan Blood director of volunteer services, Donna Martorano, is the newly appointed Education Chair for the Michigan Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (MHVRP) state board of directors. She will serve on the board for the 2014-15 year. Martorano has been a member of MHVRP for three years and previously served on the board as Bylaws and Education co-chair.

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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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