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Red Cross Announces New Board Members

Central Plains Blood Services Region

March 1, 2010
 
News Release
 
Media Contact: Jennifer L. Keller - Tel: (316) 268-0853  Cell: (316) 558-2428
Email: kellerje@usa.redcross.org / Twitter: @RedCrossBloodKS
Website: www.redcrossblood.org                                                                                
 
American Red Cross Blood Services
 
Announces New Board Members
 
 
Wichita, Kan.—March 1 2010—The American Red Cross Blood Services Central Plains Region announces the addition of four new board members. Each will work to uphold the mission of the Red Cross and will serve on the local board from now thru the end of 2011.
 
Congratulations to the following new board members: David Austin, Cynthia Chauhan, Roger Smith, and Kenneth “Casey” Wieder.
 
“The new board members are one of our main links to the communities that we serve,” said Scott Caswell, CEO, Central Plains Region. “We are looking forward to these people’s leadership and support in the coming year.”
 
In the past, board members have been critical to the success of the Red Cross’ Red, White and You Community Blood Drive at the Sedgwick County Zoo and they have also made great contributions to the success of the annual Battle of the Badges Campaign.
  
How to Donate Blood:
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org to make an appointment today. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least     17 years old (16 in Kansas with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19. Visit www.redcrossblood.org to learn more.
 
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
 
 
 
New board members (left to right): David Austin, Cynthia Chauhan, Roger Smith, and Kenneth “Casey” Wieder.

 
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