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Carleen Crawford
616-233-8669  office
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West Michigan

Amy Rotter
616-233-8549  office
231-349-2374  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


Zombies Take Over Downtown Grand Rapids

Halloween nighttime 5K race benefits Michigan Blood's Be The Match Program

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (September 22, 2014)
- The 3rd annual Zombie Dash will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids. The run, with waves from 6:30 to 7:00 pm, features a 5K course along the Grand River, including “Apocalypse Avenue” full of junked cars and “Kill Hill,” a challenging climb up the tallest hill in Grand Rapids.

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Michigan Blood Partners with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Community encouraged to support Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s  Light the Night of Mid-Michigan Midland, MI

Walkers will gather in Downtown Midland at The Tridge for a leisurely 1.5 mile walk as a celebration of fundraising efforts and in support of family and friends affected by blood cancers. On October 4 participants can expect a supportive and memorable event with pre-walk activities including a bounce house, rock climbing wall, balloon animals and more plus visits from special guests Lou E. Loon and authentic Storm Troopers.

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A.L.L. For Alex 5K Run/Walk to Benefit Alex Dils in Fight Against Cancer

In May, one month before graduation, Swan Valley High School graduate Alex Dils was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. Doctors at the University of Michigan Medical Center immediately administered the first stages of Larson Protocol, a multiple-phase chemotherapy treatment that will last three years.

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Michigan Blood Returns To Spirit of America Blood Drive

Michigan International Speedway hosting annual blood drive to honor victims and heroes of 9/11

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 19, 2014) – On Thursday, September 11, Michigan Blood and Michigan International Speedway (MIS) renew their partnership at the Spirit of America Blood Drive. This one of a kind event pays tribute to the victims and heroes of 9/11, while bringing in hundreds of lifesaving blood donations.

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Donating Blood Earns You Wings!

Stop by one of our Labor Day blood drives this year and earn your wings ... Buffalo Wild Wings that is.

We’ve schedule special days, all across the state, for you to donate and walk away with a gift from Buffalo Wild Wings. Every person who attempts to donate at one of these drives will receive $10 in Buffalo Wild Wings vouchers. As usual, special event drives vary by location, so please check for specific dates and times in your area.

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