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Catalyst Radio: Michigan Blood critical in supplying blood for 36 area hospitals

Michigan Blood, headquartered in Grand Rapids, collects and keeps blood donations local.
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About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

Blood donors such as Douglas Sinnema are a major part of providing a safe local blood supply.

Blood donors such as Douglas Sinnema are a major part of providing a safe local blood supply.

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we examine some of the efforts of Michigan Blood – the local nonprofit blood bank that provides for 36 hospitals in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

In studio is Meredith Gremel, director of Public Relations and Marketing for MI Blood, who explains the critical need in the local blood and bone marrow supply, the essentials of blood diversification and all that can be done with a single donated pint of blood.



Music in this edition of Catalyst Radio is from Peter Gabriel’s disc New Blood, featuring the song “In Your Eyes.”

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