Senior Center gets blood drive award

SIDNEY — Community Blood Center honored the Senior Center of Sidney and Shelby Count with the Platinum Award in the LifeSaving Ambassadors Club for blood drive excellence in 2016.

The CBC presented a plaque at the Senior Center’s Aug. 16 blood drive.

CBC’s Kathy Pleiman presented the award to blood drive coordinator Georgina Dressman and her team of Senior Center volunteers, Becky Vanhorn, Caroline Warner, Gina Griesdorn and Karen Ferreira.

The Senior Center hosts six CBC blood drives a year, and always features a hot lunch in the Donor Cafe.

The Platinum award in the LifeSaving Ambassadors Club is CBC’s highest honor for blood drive sponsors. It recognizes blood drives that achieve 100 percent or higher of collection goals.

The Senior Center’s six blood drives in 2016 averaged 102 percent of goal with a total of 494 donors, 13 first-time donors and 416 donations.

The Senior Center is on its way to another great year. The most recent blood drive totaled 77 donors and 63 donations for 117 percent of goal.

Staff report