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Honoring a Midland Volunteer for 35 Years of Service

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. 

The 86 year-old Midland resident was recently honored by Michigan Blood for 35 years of service with the blood bank as a post-donation volunteer. She is a part of a group of more than 500  volunteers who donate thousands of service hours each month with Michigan Blood statewide.

After Cheng’s children grew up and left home, she started volunteering with Michigan Blood thanks to encouragement from a friend who volunteered with the blood bank.

“It gives me great pleasure to volunteer, it’s in my blood,” said Cheng. “My father taught us the importance of volunteering and I get satisfaction in helping others as he did.”

Michigan Blood counts on volunteers like Cheng to help save lives. Anyone over the age of 16 can volunteer with Michigan Blood. To find out more information on how to volunteer, individuals can visit
www.miblood.org/volunteer or call 1-866-MIBLOOD.