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News Releases


Michigan Blood Hosting a Be The Match Registry Drive in Honor of Local Cancer Patients

The drive, organized by Swan Valley High School senior Brock Notter, will run from 4-7 p.m. Friday, December 12 during Swan Valley High School’s boys basketball game against Carrollton High School. Individuals between the ages of 18 and 44 can join the registry by filling out a health questionnaire and providing a cheek swab.

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State Sen. Hildenbrand Recognized With National Be The Match® Advocacy Award

Minneapolis (November 6, 2014) - State Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R-Lowell) will be recognized by the national Be The Match® organization on Friday, November 7 at their 27th Annual Council Meeting in Minneapolis.

Hildenbrand will receive the 2014 Public Advocacy Award for his legislative efforts to promote the Be The Match Registry and bone marrow donations.

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CMU Student Athlete, Derrick Nash, Needs Bone Marrow Transplant

Be The Match® Registry events looking to add potential donors and diversity

SAGINAW, Mich. (November 6, 2014) – You could be the key to saving the life of Derrick Nash.

Nash, a standout high school football player, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia during his senior year at Carrollton High School in May 2013. Doctors expected a lengthy hospital stay, but Nash quickly responded to treatment and was in remission within a month.

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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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