Three Battle Creek non-profit organizations are calling on the community to help save lives! The Battle Creek Community Foundation, United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region, and the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce, are joining together to host a community-wide blood drive through Michigan Blood. Michigan Blood provides all the blood needed by patients at Bronson Battle Creek, the VA Medical Center, and Southwest Regional Rehabilitation Center.
January 2014 has proven to be a tough month in Michigan with two big stretches of snowfall and below-freezing temperatures. The latest round of severe weather dealt another significant blow to the blood supply as numerous blood drives have been cancelled, and those are being held are seeing limited turn-out. The result is an estimated shortfall of 1000 units of blood statewide.
Michigan Blood is joining a new strategic alliance. The statewide non-profit blood center, based in Grand Rapids, is about to become a member of the Centers for Transfusion and Transplant Medicine (CTTM). The shared expertise and capacity made possible by the new alliance will enhance Michigan Blood’s ability to improve patient outcomes at the more than forty hospitals it serves across the state.
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.
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.