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AABB and the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals Partner to Recognize Blood Donors Worldwide
Date:6/10/2008

cal to ensuring that there is a robust blood supply to meet patients' needs 365 days a year, whether their needs are for scheduled treatments or for emergencies.

AABB and ADRP encourage donors and potential donors to make giving blood a regular part of their lives. One unit of blood can save up to three lives. To donate blood, one must be healthy, and meet age, weight and other donor requirements. Those interested in donating blood may visit http://www.aabb.org > Donate Blood to find a local blood collection site and to schedule an appointment.

About AABB

Established in 1947, AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks) is an international, not-for-profit association dedicated to the advancement of science and the practice of transfusion medicine and related biological therapies. The association is committed to improving health by developing and delivering standards, accreditation and educational programs and services to optimize patient and donor care and safety. AABB membership consists of approximately 1,800 institutions and 8,000 individuals, including physicians, scientists, administrators, medical technologists, nurses, researchers, blood donor recruiters and public relations personnel. Members are located in all 50 states and 80 countries.

About ADRP

ADRP is an international organization and has been dedicated to the donor recruitment profession for more than 27 years. Led by its Executive Committee and Board of Directors along with a membership of nearly 600 recruitment professionals, ADRP provides education, development and resources for the donor recruitment profession.

ADRP Contact:

Deborah Swift, ADRP Executive Director

(512) 658-9414 or dswift@adrp.org

AABB Contact:

Jennifer Garfinkel, AABB Public Relations Director

(301) 215-6526 or '/>"/>

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