Civil Air Patrol

AZ Wing Recognized as ‘Extraordinary Blood Program Partner’

The AZ Wing received an Outstanding Service Award recognizing the wing as “an extraordinary Blood Program Partner who stood with the American Red Cross during the COVID-19 pandemic.” The award notes that the wing’s “dedicated support was essential in our mission to help save lives across the country through blood donation.”

In a message regarding the award, Red Cross President & CEO Gail McGovern wrote, “As thousands of blood drives around the nation were cancelled due to the impact of COVID-19, please know that your drive protected the health and well-being of the most vulnerable among us – including accident victims, cancer patients, those suffering from chronic illnesses and many others.”

The third emergency blood drive under the COVID-19 mission, hosted by AZ Wing with the Red Cross, takes place on May 16 at Falcon Squadron in Mesa. (All slots already reserved by donors.) The first two blood drives and independent donations by members have already yielded 93 units of blood for the Red Cross.

The fourth blood drive will take place at the 388th Composite Squadron in Glendale on Wednesday, June 17 from 9 am – 3 pm. Grab an appointment now at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results… before they are all reserved.

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