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15th Annual Awards of Excellence Recipients

This year, America's Blood Centers honored the nation's top organizations and individuals for promoting volunteer blood donation and awareness of the everyday need for blood. Corporations, civic groups, media, and individuals received acclaim for saving lives through blood donation and for supporting non-profit, community-based blood programs at theAwards of Excellenceceremony that took place at America's Blood Centers Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Most Creative Blood Drive Awards

Marian Kapp, Quaker Bridge Mall

Nominated by Community Blood Council of New Jersey


Eddie Check/Nisus Corporation

Nominated by MEDIC Regional Blood Center


Chicago Blackhawks

Nominated by LifeSource (a division of The Institute for Transfusion Medicine)

Most Productive Blood Drive Awards

Corpus Christi Army Depot

Nominated by Coastal Bend Blood Center


UTI - Avondale, America Segura

Nominated by United Blood Services (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

ABC School Blood Drive Award

Carrington College - Spokane

Nominated by Inland Northwest Blood Center

ABC Media of the Year Award

107.9 WSRZ

Nominated by Suncoast Communities Blood Bank

ABC Corporation of the Year Award

Daytona International Speedway

Nominated by Florida's Blood Centers

Larry Frederick Award

Judy Socha

Nominated by LifeSource (a division of The Institute for Transfusion Medicine)

Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award

The Salisbury Host Lions Club (Salisbury, Md.)

Nominated by Blood Bank of Delmarva

National Partner of the Year Award

National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge

Thomas F. Zuck Lifetime Achievement Award

Celso Bianco, M.D

Nominated by Carter BloodCare and Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center

President's Award

Extraordinary Service to Members

Michelle Stefan

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