News Releases


Ice and Snow Means Blood is Low

January 2014 has proven to be a tough month in Michigan with two big stretches of snowfall and below-freezing temperatures.  The latest round of severe weather dealt another significant blow to the blood supply as numerous blood drives have been cancelled, and those are being held are seeing limited turn-out. The result is an estimated shortfall of 1000 units of blood statewide.

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Michigan Blood Joins Blood Center Alliance To Improve Patient Outcomes & Efficiency

Michigan Blood is joining a new strategic alliance.  The statewide non-profit blood center, based in Grand Rapids, is about to become a member of the Centers for Transfusion and Transplant Medicine (CTTM). The shared expertise and capacity made possible by the new alliance will enhance Michigan Blood’s ability to improve patient outcomes at the more than forty hospitals it serves across the state.

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Michigan Blood Partners with SVSU's Peer Health Department to Host Blood Drive

Michigan Blood educates students about the need for blood through campus blood drives

With the support of Saginaw Valley State University’s Peer Health Department, Michigan Blood recently hosted a two-day campus blood drive in September aimed at saving lives and educating students about the blood donation process.

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36th Annual Crying Towel Party Set for Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

Event to kick off U of M vs. MSU football weekend in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Whether it’s a chance to win tickets to the game, hang out with other fans or get fired up for the rivalry weekend, University of Michigan and Michigan State University fans won’t want to miss the 36th annual Crying Towel Party—a happy hour featuring prizes, pizza and drink specials.

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Michigan Blood to Host Fun, Free, Family Event to Diversify the Blood Supply and Bone Marrow Registry

“I’ll be There” … to save a life to be held October 12 at Ottawa Hills High School


Michigan Blood has joined forces with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, the Kent County, Kalamazoo-Muskegon Michigan National Black Nurses Association (KMMNBNA), and faith-based organizations throughout greater Grand Rapids to launch an initiative to diversify the blood supply and National Marrow Donor Program’s Be the Match Registry®.

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