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News Releases


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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October 7 & 8 – Michigan Blood & Blue Care Network Drive to Benefit the Women's Cancer Fund

Michigan Blood partners with Blue Care Network
of Michigan on a cause based blood drive

When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it affects everyone in his or her life. 33% of blood products are used in the treatment of cancer patients. On October 7th and 8th, Michigan Blood will host a benefit blood drive for the Women’s Cancer Fund. For each person who attempts to donate blood at the Traverse City fixed site a $10 donation will be made to the Women’s Cancer Fund. Blue Care Network of Michigan has underwritten this donation.

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Michigan Blood Bus on Exhibit at ArtPrize

No needles, just free cookies when you tour the bus and learn fun facts like the oldest blood type and personality traits tied to blood type … plus visitors to help create artwork for t-shirt design.

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