Michigan Blood

Blood drive results for December

December 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

At the December blood drive held in Rockford by Michigan Blood, Melissa Meitz, donor relations specialist reported that 48 people signed in and 38 units of blood were donated, the equivalent of 114 lives saved. Of those, one was a first-time donor. Donors who reached new gallon levels were Richard Schmich, with a total of one gallon of blood donated, and Philip Schultz, reaching an amazing 14 gallons of blood donated. This amount of blood allows 336 lives to be saved. The next drive is scheduled for: Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at the Rockford Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe Street. There will be free t-shirts for everyone who registers to donate at this blood drive. Michigan Blood is located at 1036 Fuller NE in Grand Rapids, but holds blood drives in Rockford and other communities to make it easier for residents to donate and save lives.

Rockford donations save 129 lives

October 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

Melissa Meitz of Michigan Blood, 1026 Fuller Ave., Grand Rapids, reported that 47 people took the time to donate blood in Rockford on October 4. Of the 47 people who signed in, 43 were able to donate blood that day. Three were first-time donors and the total units of blood has the potential to save 129 lives. The following people have reached new gallon milestones: • Gloria Herweyer, 3 gallons • Lawrence Seeley, 1 gallon • Barbara Shattuck, 1 gallon • Karen Trudell, 3 gallons • Marita Wilterink, 1 gallon • Robert Winegar, 1 gallon The next blood drive will be at the Rockford area is Monday, November 8 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Rockford Community Cabin, 220 North Monroe Street.

Rockford to celebrate heritage this weekend

September 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

Heritage Weekend is the celebration of Rockford’s history, and the Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) invites you to take a step back in time and enjoy a simpler life with special Harvest Fest events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3. During Heritage Weekend visitors can enjoy hayrides, strolling entertainment, music, a caricature artist, scarecrow making, kids’ tractor pull, the Great Pumpkin and a variety of fall activities. Remember old-fashioned games like sack races, hula-hoop contests and the limbo? These fun games and children activities, along with the Great Pumpkin, will be set up in Garden Club Park in downtown Rockford. Best of all, participation in the good old-fashioned games and children’s activities are free! D&W Plaza is the place to be to see local emergency vehicles, including the Rockford Police/D.A.R.E. car, Rockford fire engines and Rockford Ambulance for bike safety. Visitors can participate in a blood drive with Michigan Blood, get a flu shot and enjoy family fun by participating in children’s games and pumpkin painting. Rockford’s 25th Annual Harvest Fest Chili Cook-off is a sure-fired winner, and the local fire chiefs who judge the contest know all about fires. The Harvest Fest Fourth Annual Car Show is predicted to be bigger and better this year. This event has showcased incredible cars dating from Model T’s and street rods to elegant classics. Visiting families and friends share histories with each other, noting cars they grew up with or seeing their dream car. Ask your firefighter friends who are judging this contest what is their favorite “ride.” The Kids’ Tractor Pull will be featured during the Car Show and is sure to be fun for all. Before the children get on their mark to get set and go, the Rockford coloring contest winners will be announced. Those interested in participating in the coloring contest may go to D&W Fresh Market, The Rockford Squire newspaper or Vorpi Chiropractic to get an entry form. Last, but not least, is the Rockford Fiddle Fest. The third annual West Michigan Fiddle Competition will be a tribute to the music of yesteryear. Talented musicians will be competing for prize money in the Junior, Teen and Adult divisions. Prize money for each division ensures the event will be very competitive […]

Rockford blood donors continue to save lives

September 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

Michigan Blood recently announced the results for September’s blood drive at the Rockford Community Cabin, including milestone donations by Rockford-area donors. At the monthly event, 68 people signed in and 54 units of blood were donated. This generous donation of blood means that 162 lives were saved. Among donors was one first-time donor. Rockford-area donors who reached milestone donations were the following: • Steven Gladu, 5 gallons • Deborah Neson, 2 gallons • Kathleen Powell, 2 gallons • Laura Robinson, 3 gallons • Barbara Rodebeck, 2 gallons • Timothy Rood, 1 gallon

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