The Community Blood Center honored blood drive partner Green Hills Community in West Liberty with the Platinum award for 2016 in the LifeSaving Ambassadors Club at its June 7 blood drive.
The Platinum award recognizes sponsors for averaging 100 percent or more of blood drive collection goals.
The Green Hills Community and blood drive coordinator Rebecca Marker Smith showed special compassion in 2016 by graciously adding capacity to the August and October blood drives in order to accommodate community support for the Scott Boyd Iron Man I and II blood drives.
Scott Boyd was critically injured on Aug. 12, 2016 when he was caught in the blades of a bush hog while mowing a pasture on his West Liberty farm. He underwent multiple surgeries in the first 39 hours after the accident and used 108 units of blood, including platelets and plasma.
The Iron Man blood drives doubled the average number of donors for previous Green Hills Community Blood Drives, and the first Iron Man blood drive encouraged 24 first-time donors.
Green Hills hosted seven blood drives in 2016, totaling 334 donors, 49 first-time donors and 269 donations.
CBC’s Kathy Pleiman presented the award at the June 7 Green Hills Community blood drive to coordinator Rebecca Marker Smith and volunteers Sally Groves, Marjorie King, Mac McGillivary, Gertie Kuhl, and Judy McAdams.
The June 7 blood drive resulted in 50 donors and 46 donations for 110 percent of the collection goal. The next Green Hills Community blood drive will be Aug. 16, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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Donors are required to provide a photo ID that includes their full name. Past CBC donors are also asked to bring their CBC donor ID card. Donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 years old with parental consent: form available at www.givingblood.org or at CBC branch & blood drive locations), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds (you may have to weigh more, depending on your height), and be in good physical health. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email email@example.com or call 1(800)388-GIVE. Make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.
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Submitted by Community Blood Center.