Recognizing Extraordinary Commitment to Blood Donation
LAKE ZURICH, Ill., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Fenwal, Inc., a global leader in blood technologies, announced today the names of the 2008 inductees for the Donation Hall of Fame. Nominated by blood centers from across the United States, the 12 inductees are being honored for their long-standing commitment to blood donation.
"Blood is medicine's most vital natural resource, and it's frequently in short supply," said Ron Labrum, president and chief executive officer of Fenwal. "The individuals we're honoring have helped save and improve numerous lives through their donations. Their stories are inspiring; by sharing them, we hope to encourage many others to support their communities by donating blood."
The Donation Hall of Fame is now entering its 11th year. Inductees will
be honored this month at award ceremonies at their local blood centers. The
2008 inductees are:
-- Perry C. McGriff, Jr., nominated by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers,
-- Ernest Franco, nominated by Community Hospital-Monterey Peninsula,
-- Ray Holtz, nominated by Carter BloodCare, Bedford, Texas
-- Larry Cloos, nominated by Bonfils Blood Center, Denver, Colo.
-- Ray Gauvin, nominated by American Red Cross, Portland, Maine
-- James E. Fox, nominated by American Red Cross, Farmington, Conn.
-- Don Bryant, nominated by LifeShare Blood Centers, Alexandria, La.
-- John Gordon, nominated by Shasta Blood Center, Redding, Calif.
-- JH Von Tunglen, nominated by American Red Cross, Greater Ozarks-
-- Clark Patterson, nominated by American Red Cross, New York-Penn Region
-- Joseph "Rudy" Salinas, nominated by American Red Cross in Pasadena,
-- Donna Smith, nominated by Robertson Blood Center, Carl R. Darnall Army
Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texa
|SOURCE Fenwal, Inc.|
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