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Valary Gent
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Allison Beers
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News Releases


Michigan Blood Wants to Fuel Your Passion For Saving Lives

Give & Go blood drives offering $10 Meijer gas card to anyone who attempts to donate

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 9, 2014) – Start summer off by saving a life and walk away with a little extra gas money in your pocket. From May 22-29, Michigan Blood will be hosting special, limited-time Give & Go blood drives at their main donor centers. Dates and times will vary by location.

Every person who attempts to donate at one of these drives receives a $10 Meijer gas card, and is registered for a chance to win a $1,000 Meijer gas card.

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Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids and LaughFest Partnering with Michigan Blood, BCN for Second Year in a Row

Special event blood drives scheduled during LaughFest to benefit Gilda’s Club

It’s often said laughter is the best medicine. Unfortunately for many, laughter simply isn’t enough. So for the second year in a row, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids (GCGR) and LaughFest are partnering with Michigan Blood and Blue Care Network to host blood drives during LaughFest. The drives will be held on March 3, 4, 5 and 10, 2014.

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Battle Creek Community Invited To Help Save Lives

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.

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Ice and Snow Means Blood is Low

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.

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Michigan Blood Joins Blood Center Alliance To Improve Patient Outcomes & Efficiency

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.

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