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Blood Drive to Honor 9/11 Victims on 15th Anniversary

Michigan Blood partners with Michigan International Speedway for annual ‘Spirit of America’ Blood Drive

The Spirit of America blood drive will return to Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan and it promises to be just as memorable as in years past. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

What began in 2002 as a tribute to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11, has now evolved into so much more. This event isn’t just a blood drive - it’s a unique opportunity for the community to honor and remember all those affected by 9/11. Since its inception in 2002, the Spirit of America blood drive has collected more than 10,194 blood products, potentially helping save more than 30,438 lives.

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Blood Drive in Honor of Kalamazoo County's Mass Shooting Victims

Michigan Blood will donate to fund to help the victims and their families

Michigan Blood invites the community to a blood drive in honor of the victims of Kalamazoo County’s mass shooting. It will take place on Tuesday, March 1 at Michigan Blood’s Kalamazoo Area Donation Center at 524 East Milham Avenue in Portage, from noon until 7 p.m.
On behalf of the donors, Michigan Blood will donate to the “Help Now!” fund set up by the Battle Creek Community Foundation, Kalamazoo Community Foundation, and United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region. The fund will help pay for special financial needs of the victims and their families, as well as community counseling, healing, and safety services that address the aftermath of violence.

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Blood Drives Scheduled In Conjunction With LaughFest To Benefit Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Michigan Blood and Blue Care Network partner for fourth year in a row to support Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids

It’s often said laughter is the best medicine. Unfortunately for many, laughter simply isn’t enough. So for the fourth 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 leading up to LaughFest. The drives will be held February 29-March 3, 2016.

“We are thankful for this partnership with Michigan Blood and Blue Care Network,” said Wendy Wigger, president, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. “Many cancer patients rely on blood product transfusions. Donating blood is a great way for loved ones, and even complete strangers, to make a real difference in the health of patients in need.”

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Michigan Blood Partners With Saginaw Spirit to Host Community Blood Drive

Michigan Blood is partnering with the Saginaw Spirit to host the Saginaw Spirit SAVES Blood Drive.

The blood drive will run from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22 at Garber Buick, 5925 State in Saginaw in the community showroom. Saginaw Spirit players and Sammy Spirit will be in attendance for photos and every person who attempts to donate will be entered to win a Saginaw Spirit limo package experience for 12. Annie from Mix 106.3 will also be at the drive from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. hosting a live radio remote broadcast.

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Give the Gift of Life This Holiday!

Extend your bloodline by donating
during the holiday season.

A blood donor recently shared, “I left a pint of me with Michigan Blood, but I got so much more in return.” That’s what happens when you give from the heart…. you give someone another day, another chance at life, another opportunity to impact someone else, and you receive the gift of knowing that you helped someone in need.

As the holiday hustle and bustle winds up, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. So why not take a break and make a lifesaving difference for someone right here in Michigan? Give the gift of life this holiday season by donating blood with Michigan Blood.

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