In August, RC Derocher of Essexville was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. After a successful stem cell transplant in November, his family wants to pay it forward and is inviting the community to help.
Michigan Blood's Marrow Program would like to thank the community for supporting recent bone marrow registry drives for Derrick Nash, a Central Michigan University student athlete from Saginaw battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The response from Saginaw and CMU was overwhelming. More than 500 people joined the registry in honor of Derrick’s fight.
SAGINAW, MICH. – Michigan Blood is partnering with the community to host the ‘Have a Heart for Ernie Part 2’ Blood Drive in support of Saginaw native Ernie Balcueva.
Balcueva received his second lifesaving heart transplant in December after a rare and tragic disease took the lives of his four brothers. His life was saved because of blood and organ donors.
Donate blood with Michigan Blood and make a lifesaving difference
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (December 11, 2014) – As the holiday hustle and bustle winds up, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. So why not take a break and make a lifesaving difference for someone right here in Michigan? Give the gift of life this holiday season by donating blood with Michigan Blood.
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.