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Carleen Crawford
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Amy Rotter
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Southwest Michigan

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

Great Lakes Bay Region

Tamar Chipp
989-497-1053  office
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Traverse City

Allison Beers
231-883-2708  cell



News Releases


Michigan Blood Hosts Diversity Blood Drive in Honor of CMU Athlete Derrick Nash

The #NASHSTRONG Diversity Blood Drive will run from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 at CMU’s Bovee University Center in the Maroon and Gold Room. To help with Nash’s medical expenses, Michigan Blood will donate $10 to the Derrick Nash Fund for every person who attempts to donate. As a special thank you, everyone who registers to donate will also receive a coupon for a free large, one-topping pizza from Papa John’s Pizza.

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Michigan Blood Celebrates Milestone At Dow Diamond Donor Center

Employee of The Dow Chemical Company is 10,000th blood donor at Dow Diamond Donor Center


The nation’s first blood donation center inside a sports stadium opened in April, 2012 and three years later, 10,000 donors have walked through its doors.

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Gilda's Club Grand Rapids and LaughFest Partnering with Michigan Blood, BCN for Third Year In a Row

It’s often said laughter is the best medicine. Unfortunately for many, laughter simply isn’t enough. So for the third 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 February 24th, March 2, 3, 4, and 9, 2015.

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Essexville Family to Host Blood Drive and Be The Match Registry Drive

In August, RC Derocher of Essexville was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. After a successful stem cell transplant in November, his family wants to pay it forward and is inviting the community to help.

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More Than 500 Join Be The Match Registry in Honor of Derrick Nash

Michigan Blood's Marrow Program would like to thank the community for supporting recent bone marrow registry drives for Derrick Nash, a Central Michigan University student athlete from Saginaw battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The response from Saginaw and CMU was overwhelming. More than 500 people joined the registry in honor of Derrick’s fight.

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