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Monday, June 2, 2014 at 11:10AM
Laurie Brady - Webmaster

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.

The new partnership gives Relay For Life team members the chance to become ambassadors for blood donation, while also raising funds for their team. Relay teams will receive a $10 donation for every donor who attempts to donate in honor of the team at specified Relay For Life blood drives. And the team that brings in the most donors for each Relay For Life event receives a $100 bonus donation.

Relay For Life blood drives are listed below. Click an upcoming drive for more information.

Rockford ADS – April 7 & May 5
45 Registered to donate
70 Registered to donate

Portage Community High School – May 7
31 Registered to donate

Holy Family Catholic Church – May 17
26 Registered to donate

Dow Diamond – June 16 and July 14

Burnham Brook Center, Battle Creek – June 25

Paw Paw District Library – July 23

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