JONESBORO, Ar. — American Red Cross blood donor Shaun Brennan will be inducted into the Donation Hall of Fame, sponsored by Fenwal, Inc. The Donation Hall of Fame recognizes individuals nationwide who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to blood donation.
The Red Cross will team up with Fenwal to induct Brennan into the Donation Hall of Fame during their ceremonies at the American Red Cross Donation Center (listed below). Brennan has donated many years and has lost track of how many gallons/donations he has made over the years.
Fenwal Induction Ceremonies Honoring Shaun Brennan
Red Cross Mid America Blood Services Division
1904-A Grant St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Wednesday, Nov. 30
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
“We are very excited that Fenwal has recognized Shaun Brennan,” said Todd Wagner, Todd Wagner, Director of Donor Recruitment, Red Cross Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region. “The Fenwal Hall of Fame induction is a fitting tribute to our most dedicated donors. We look forward to celebrating Shaun whose commitment to taking the time and effort to donate has helped so many save lives.”
For more than a decade, Fenwal has partnered with blood centers through the Donation Hall of Fame to recognize the commitment and dedication of extraordinary donors and volunteers. The program celebrates these individuals and the important cause that they support. It provides blood center staff with real, inspiring, devoted donor stories and tools to help centers celebrate them and share their stories.
Busy holiday schedules and travel plans make it more challenging for regular donors to give, and many businesses and organizations postpone hosting blood drives during the holiday season for these same reasons. This can lead to a decline in blood donations, but the need is constant.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Fenwal Inc. is a medical technology company focused on improving transfusion medicine through unique expertise in blood separation, collection, filtration, storage and transfusion. Acquired by Fresenius Kabi in December 2012, Fenwal offers a broad range of products and services for the automated and manual collection of blood and blood components. Fenwal products and advanced collection and separation technologies are used worldwide. For more information please visit www.fenwalinc.com.
About Fresenius Kabi
Fresenius Kabi (www.fresenius-kabi.com) is a leading international health care company focusing on products for the therapy and care of critically and chronically ill patients inside and outside the hospital. The company’s product portfolio comprises a comprehensive range of I.V. generic drugs, infusion therapies and clinical nutrition products as well as the medical devices for administering these products. Within transfusion technologies, Fresenius Kabi offers products for whole blood collection and processing as well as for transfusion medicine and cell therapies. Fresenius Kabi is a wholly owned subsidiary of the health care group Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA.