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Carleen Crawford
616-233-8669  office
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Grand Rapids

Kristen Nauss
616-233-8524  office
616-328-7123  cell

Southwest Michigan

Valary Gent
269-585-3759  office
269-491-1007  cell

Great Lakes Bay Region

Tamar Chipp
989-497-1053  office
989-859-6782  cell

Traverse City

Allison Beers
231-883-2708  cell




News Releases


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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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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