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Dinner for Donors (Dates Vary by Location)

Have dinner on us and Outback Steakhouse during the Dinner for Donors blood drive, August 28-30. Everyone who tries to donate at a Michigan Blood donor center will receive a coupon for a free steak dinner courtesy of Outback Steakhouse. See below for a schedule of participating locations.

Dinner for Donors Blood Drive Schedule

Grand Rapids Donor Center
August 28-30: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Grandville Donor Center
August 30: Noon to 7 p.m.

Saginaw Donor Center
August 28-30: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Midland Donor Center
August 28: Noon to 7 p.m.

Dow Diamond Donor Center
August 28 and August 30: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. .

Bay City Donor Center
August 28 and August 30: Noon to 7 p.m.

Traverse City Donor Center
August 28-30: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m


Fore for Life Charity Golf Tournament

Michigan Blood is hosting Fore For Life, a charity golf tournament to benefit the National Marrow Donor Program's Be the Match registry. Each year, 10,000 patients turn to the Be The Match registry in hopes of finding a suitable donor match for their lifesaving marrow transplant. Thousands are diagnosed each year with leukemia, lymphoma, or one of 70 other life-threatening diseases for which a bone marrow or stem cell transplant may be the best hope for a cure. Michigan Blood is dedicated to recruiting 3,000 new registry members in 2012 and to raising the funds to cover the $100 cost of antigen typing tests.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Thousand Oaks Golf Club

4100 Thousand Oaks Drive NE in Grand Rapids, MI

11:00 a.m.   -     Registration & Lunch
12:12 p.m.   -     Announcements
12:30 p.m.   -     Shotgun Start (4 person, 18-hole scramble)
5:00 p.m.     -     Cash Bar & Silent Auction
5:30 p.m.     -     Dinner, Raffle, & Awards

Registration Form (Deadline: September 2, 2012)

Golf Foursome ($500)

  • Complimentary food/beverages throughout the day
  • 4 mulligans

Individual Golfer ($125)

  • Complimentary food/beverages througout the day
  • 1 mulligan

Sign ($50)

    In honor ofIn memory of, I support signs are available. These signs will be displayed throughout the course.

Dinner & Auction Ticket ($35)


Welcome to West Branch Regional Medical Center

“We are delighted to partner with Michigan Blood,” said Ed Napierala, chief executive officer of West Branch Regional Medical Center. “We believe partnering with Michigan Blood will provide quicker turnaround for both routine and specialty blood products. We are proud to partner with a Michigan-based blood supplier who is committed to serving the needs of Michigan hospitals first.”

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Love Michigan July 24-26 (Dates Vary by Location)

Show your Michigan pride by donating blood during the Love Michigan blood drive July 24-26 and you'll get a limited edition Mitten State t-shirt and a Meijer grocery bag full of Michigan products from Old Orchard, Uncle Ray's Potato Chips, Faygo, and Koegel's.

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Michigan Blood at the National Cherry Festival - July 9-10

For many, visiting the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City is a yearly tradition. This year, Michigan Blood would like to thank our amazing donors for all the lifesaving work they do with a special celebration. On Monday, July 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., stop by the Blood Bus located in Park Central and visit our hospitality tent to celebrate Heroes’ Day. The first 100 donors to show their donor ID card will receive a special Michigan Blood/National Cherry Festival t-shirt, a National Cherry Festival pin, and a voucher for a free hotdog, soda, and bag of Lay’s chips. Be somebody who celebrates with Michigan Blood and the National Cherry Festival.

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