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Red Cross North Texas Praises Church’s Blood Drive Efforts

‘Church Has More Blood Drives Than Any Other Partner’

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been a generous partner of the American Red Cross, Dominica McCarthy, North Texas Regional Volunteer Services Officer said.

“Last year alone, the church held more than 2500 blood drives. The number of lives they have saved through their efforts is truly amazing.”

“The Church has more blood drives and collects more units of blood than any other partner in the United States.” Read More

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In May, the Church was awarded three honors at a Red Cross awards ceremony:

  1. An Organizational Excellence Award – for donation sites of three or more.
  2. Autumn Johnson, Church Member of the City of Heath, TX, Area was recognized for Most Valuable Program Leader for Blood Drives Organized in Rockwall, Rowlette, Greenville, Forney and Heath.
  3. The Frisco Area Congregations were Awarded the Silver Award: Collected more than 200 units of blood.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has collaborated with the Red Cross since the Church’s first blood drive was held in April 1996.

“For almost 30 years, members of the Church community have generously donated lifesaving blood — collecting 1.1 million units through almost 37,000 drives,” said Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross.

“This is just phenomenal, and I don’t think there is another organization that has saved more lives through blood donation. We are so grateful for this deeply meaningful and long-standing partnership with the Church — and your members — who show a steadfast commitment to service,” said McGovern.

The Church is the largest single Red Cross blood drive collaborator, helping attract thousands of volunteer blood donors annually in blood drives nationwide. Read More on Red Cross recognition of blood drives.