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Director of Community
Relations & Marketing

Carleen Crawford
616-233-8669  office
616-443-6028  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


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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Michigan Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals Appoint Board of Directors

Michigan Blood director of volunteer services, Donna Martorano, is the newly appointed Education Chair for the Michigan Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (MHVRP) state board of directors. She will serve on the board for the 2014-15 year. Martorano has been a member of MHVRP for three years and previously served on the board as Bylaws and Education co-chair.

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Michigan Blood Joins Gilda’s Club of Lowell For Pink Arrow Pride

Gilda’s Club of Lowell receives $10 for every person who attempts to donate at July 29 blood drive

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 23, 2014) – Thanks to the efforts of Nancy Brinker, sister to Susan G. Komen, and thousands around the world, the color pink is synonymous with the fight against breast cancer. Since 1982, Brinker and others have gone on to raise awareness and millions of dollars for the cause. In 2008, the Lowell High School football team joined the movement, suiting up in pink jerseys to host the first Pink Arrow Pride game and help raise money and awareness for cancer. To date they’ve raised over $1 million.

In 2010, Michigan Blood joined the Pink Arrow Pride movement, hosting a blood drive to raise funds for Gilda’s Club and raise awareness for the connection between donating blood and fighting cancer.

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Blood Donation In Midst Of Summer Slump

Donors Needed Throughout Michigan To Help Save Lives

Michigan summers are like no other. We wait through what seems like endless winters for a hint of warm weather. And when it’s here, we try to fill our calendars with as much summer fun as possible before it’s gone. But often, that summer rush leads to a drop in blood donations.

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Love Michigan, Love Saving Lives!

Michigan-Based Businesses Join Effort to Encourage Local Summer Blood Donation

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 16, 2014) – As summer gets busy the community blood supply often experiences a summer-slump. While fewer people donate, the need for blood remains constant.

That’s why Michigan Blood is working even harder this summer to make sure blood is available for patients in Michigan hospitals who need it. But we need your help. And to show how much we appreciate you, we’re bringing back our popular Love Michigan special event blood drives.

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