Saving patients' lives is the basis for everything we do. To continue to meet this challenge, Michigan Blood is now part of Versiti, a strategic affiliation of healthcare organizations with expertise in blood collection, transfusion and transplantation medicine, stem cell and cellular therapies, hematology, oncology, genomics and more.
Founded in 1955, Michigan Blood is an independent, nonprofit blood bank that provides blood for more than 60 hospitals throughout Michigan. Serving Michigan hospitals is the top priority for Michigan Blood, which collects more than 125,000 blood donations each year at nine permanent donation sites and more than 3,600 mobile blood drives statewide. Related services available from Michigan Blood include a nationally recognized stem cell program, therapeutic apheresis, DNA tissue-typing, transfusion medicine consultations, and Michigan's first public cord blood bank. Michigan Blood is a member of America's Blood Centers, a network of community blood banks spanning North America that together provide half the US blood supply.
As part of Versiti, our efforts can improve patient outcomes, offer higher quality services and reduce cost of care for hospitals, blood centers, research and educational institutions and other healthcare providers. Our relationships with donors, patients and hospital partners are the source of our inspiration as we transform blood donations into life-saving products, diagnostics and treatments. By bringing together the industry's best and brightest researchers, technicians, physicians, leaders and administrative support teams, the expanse of our expertise sets us apart. As part of a larger, collaborative organization, we can save even more lives.