Central Texans helping save lives through blood donations
Baylor Scott & White Health officials honored more than 400 individual blood donors and several community blood drives at its Annual Blood Donor Appreciation Banquet on January 29 at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center.
“Community blood drives account for half of our blood supply,” said Ashley Davis, donor recruiter for the Scott & White Blood Center.
More than 400 individual donors were recognized, as well as the following groups:
- Outstanding High School Blood Drive – Shoemaker High School
- Outstanding College Blood Drive – University of Mary Hardin Baylor
- Outstanding Church Blood Drive – Cherokee Church of Christ
- Outstanding Patient Blood Drive – Honoring Robert (Bobby) Hornsby & Juan Obregon,Jr.
- Outstanding Scott & White Blood Drive – Scott & White Health Plan
- Outstanding Corporate Blood Drive – Central Texas Telephone Cooperative
- Outstanding Organization Blood Drive – Knights of Columbus Council #13902
- Outstanding First Time Blood Drive – McLennan County Sheriff’s Office
- Most Improved Blood Drive – Scott & White Round Rock Hospital
- Recruiter-Nominated Outstanding Blood Drive Coord. – St. Paul Lutheran-Teresa Ging
“Patients depend on donors in our community to provide a safe and sufficient blood supply,” said Walter Linz, MD, medical director of the Scott & White Blood Center. “We want to recognize those who make donating to that supply a priority and honor them for the heroes that they are.”
The Scott & White Blood Center collected more than 12,000 donations in the past year. All the blood collected at Scott & White is used for local patients. For more information on how to donate blood, visit the Scott & White Blood Center website.