The American Red Cross presented SoutheastHEALTH with the Champions for Life Award on Monday, Aug. 18, for its efforts in securing blood donations.
Scott Caswell, CEO of the Missouri – Illinois Region of the Red Cross, presented the award.
Southeast was recognized for reaching bronze level status in blood donations. SoutheastHEALTH hosted five Red Cross blood drives in 2013, collecting a total of 186 pints of blood.
Red Cross officials say that each pint of blood has the potential to be used in the treatment of three people. As a result, nearly 560 patients may have benefited from our blood drives.
Caswell says Southeast has showed “true concern and support for area patients by hosting blood drives.” He adds, “The American Red Cross is honored to partner with SoutheastHEALTH.”
SoutheastHEALTH receives the Champions for Life Award from the American Red Cross. Pictured from left: Scott Caswell, CEO of the Missouri – Illinois Region of the Red Cross, and SoutheastHEALTH officials – Volunteer Services Director Cathy Goodman, Lab Services Director Lauren Thomas, and President and CEO Wayne Smith.