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.
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.
Jean Cheng brings legacy of volunteerism from Taiwan to Midland
As a child, Jean Cheng learned the importance of volunteerism from her father who cared for the poor and sick in rural Taiwan as a missionary. In his honor, Cheng followed in her father’s footsteps making a significant footprint of her own in Midland as a community volunteer.
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 and several Michigan businesses are working hard this summer to make sure blood is available for patients in Michigan hospitals who need it. They are asking donors to show how much they love their communities by donating blood during the annual Love Michigan blood drives.
On Sunday, June 14, millions of blood donors will be recognized as part of World Blood Donor Day. During the week leading up to World Blood Donor Day, Michigan Blood will honor their top donors.