GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Michigan Blood is teaming up with two blood centers based to share services and cut costs.
Michigan Blood is joining the Centers for Transfusion and Transplant Medicine (CTTM). BloodCenter of Wisconsin and Chicago-based Heartland Blood Centers are already non-profit members of the alliance. Michigan Blood brings its expertise in cord blood and cell therapies to the table.
“The addition of Michigan Blood marks another milestone for CTTM to shape the future of healthcare,” according to Jacquelyn Fredrick, president and CEO of BloodCenter of Wisconsin and CTTM. “As new affiliates join the strategic alliance, greater opportunities are presented through sharing expertise and resources. This will lead to even greater transfusion medicine services for the hospital systems we serve.”
Michigan Blood serves more than 40 hospitals across the state.