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A Thank You Message From Arizona Blood Services Region

Arizona Blood Services Region

January 25, 2011

 A message from Darrin Greenlee, CEO of Arizona Blood Services Region

Heroes amaze us, intrigue us, inspire us.

As such, I thank the heroes who responded to the shooting tragedy involving Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others on January 8. Specifically, as the CEO of the American Red Cross Arizona Blood Services Region, I thank the hundreds of blood donors that ensured our ability to readily respond to the tragedy and, undoubtedly, save lives. Individuals who donated in the days preceding the tragedy had no idea that their gifts would become critical to our immediate response. Other individuals, who donated in the days following, helped replenish the supply to ensure our ability to respond, even now, to ongoing patient needs.

While the tragedy served as an immediate call to action for hundreds of blood donors, please remember, there’s a quieter tragedy in someone’s life every day; a cancer patient, an accident victim, a premature baby. Please give blood or platelets regularly. The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.