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Friday
Jul172015

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. 

Lakeland Health started hosting blood drives with Michigan Blood in 2005. Roughly 5,411 people have donated blood at Lakeland Health since 2005. Each person who donates has the potential to save up to three lives. This means people who have donated at Lakeland Health have potentially saved as many as 16,233 lives over the past 10 years.    

“Michigan Blood and Lakeland Health share a similar mission – helping people within the community,” said Val Gent, Community Relations Coordinator for Michigan Blood. “Together, we are saving lives through community blood donation. We are truly thankful for our partnership with Lakeland!”

Michigan Blood and Lakeland Health will celebrate their partnership at two blood drives this summer. The community is welcome to join in on the fun, while saving lives. Appointments are preferred. To make an appointment, go to www.miblood.org or call 1-866-MIBLOOD.

Blood Drives & 10 Year Celebration:

Friday, July 17, 2015                                                           Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Lakeland Medical Center                                                     Lakeland Hospital
Frederick S. Upton Education Center                                  31 N. Saint Joseph Ave.
1234 Napier Ave.                                                                 Niles, MI
St. Joseph, MI                                                                      Lower Meeting Room
Conference Rooms 5 & 6                                                     Noon – 6 p.m.
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                                                                                                                          

 

10+ Gallon Michigan Blood Donors – Lakeland Health

Michigan Blood has compiled a list of the donors who have donated 10 gallons or more at Lakeland Health.

Herman Esch

St. Joseph

19 Gallons

Leo Kruze

Niles

16 Gallons

Theodore Post

St. Joseph

16 Gallons

Julie Gaul

Baroda

14 Gallons

Ronald Schramm

St. Joseph

14 Gallons

Mark Fry

St. Joseph

13 Gallons

Ruth Garling

Niles

13 Gallons

Robert Steiner

Gilbert, AZ

13 Gallons

Joseph Leahy

St. Joseph

12 Gallons

George Rowe

Stevensville

12 Gallons

Lorraine Eckert

Benton Harbor

11 Gallons

Michael Phelan

St. Joseph

11 Gallons

Edward Cronin

Coloma

10 Gallons

Cheryl Hendrix

St. Joseph

10 Gallons

Kenneth Krieger

Benton Harbor

10 Gallons


Any healthy person 17 or older (or 16 with parental consent) who weighs at least 110 pounds may be eligible to donateBlood donors should bring photo ID.