June 14, 2012 - Harris, N.Y. – The Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Blood Donor Center recently received the Life Share Platinum Level Achievement Award from the American Red Cross for outstanding employee participation in 2011 blood drive donations.
CRMC’s Blood Donor Center sponsors monthly blood drives at the hospital in conjunction with the American Red Cross, and celebrated its seven-year anniversary of hosting blood drives in May. In 2011, the CRMC blood drives registered 306 individuals, collected 257 units of blood (translating to 770 lives saved) and reported a 12 percent increase (36) in first-time donors. Additionally, the Blood Donor Center is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and offers blood typing, antibody screening, crossmatch, titer and prenatal services. For more information, contact 845-794-3300 ext. 2269.
Patti Andersen, CRMC Quality Assurance; Mona Makofsky, CRMC Lab Manager; Roe Steuber, CRMC Blood Bank Supervisor; Claudia Schroeder, Red Cross Regional Manager; Charisse, Red Cross RN