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Love Michigan, Love Saving Lives!

Michigan-Based Businesses Join Effort to Encourage Local Summer Blood Donation

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 16, 2014) – 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 is working even harder this summer to make sure blood is available for patients in Michigan hospitals who need it. But we need your help. And to show how much we appreciate you, we’re bringing back our popular Love Michigan special event blood drives.

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Help Fight Cancer, Give Blood

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.

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Michigan Blood Wants to Fuel Your Passion For Saving Lives

Give & Go blood drives offering $10 Meijer gas card to anyone who attempts to donate

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 9, 2014) – Start summer off by saving a life and walk away with a little extra gas money in your pocket. From May 22-29, Michigan Blood will be hosting special, limited-time Give & Go blood drives at their main donor centers. Dates and times will vary by location.

Every person who attempts to donate at one of these drives receives a $10 Meijer gas card, and is registered for a chance to win a $1,000 Meijer gas card.

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Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids and LaughFest Partnering with Michigan Blood, BCN for Second Year in a Row

Special event blood drives scheduled during LaughFest to benefit Gilda’s Club

It’s often said laughter is the best medicine. Unfortunately for many, laughter simply isn’t enough. So for the second year in a row, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids (GCGR) and LaughFest are partnering with Michigan Blood and Blue Care Network to host blood drives during LaughFest. The drives will be held on March 3, 4, 5 and 10, 2014.

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Battle Creek Community Invited To Help Save Lives

Three Battle Creek non-profit organizations are calling on the community to help save lives! The Battle Creek Community Foundation, United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region, and the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce, are joining together to host a community-wide blood drive through Michigan Blood. Michigan Blood provides all the blood needed by patients at Bronson Battle Creek, the VA Medical Center, and Southwest Regional Rehabilitation Center.

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