The idea for the MKGM Blood Bank Museum stemmed from an online conversation Marilyn had with some of her friends. A social media post trying to determine an anonymous person’s condition evolved from Marilyn’s blood banking friends discussing what the condition was and to Marilyn’s other friends discussing their blood types and other sanguine topics. Marilyn saw that there was a widespread interest in the history of immunohematology and the idea for the MKGM Blood Bank Museum was born.
For now, the museum exists digitally with physical pieces available for various organizations to borrow. Eventually, Marilyn hopes to bring her collection on the road and to a brick-and-mortar site in Kilgore, Texas.