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Giving Back: Allegany Arc achieves Premier Blood Partner status for its work with the Red Cross

Allegany Arc has been recognized by the American Red Cross as one of its Premier Blood Partners for 2020, a prestigious honor, for its support of the community and national blood supply.

The Premier Blood Partners program recognizes the Red Cross’s most impactful Blood Program Leaders – those collecting 50 units or more per year, with an average blood drive size of 30 units or more. During 2019 and 2020, Allegany Arc helped the Red Cross collect 131 units of blood as part of its deep-rooted commitment to help save lives of patients facing illnesses and injuries in this community and across the country.

“Allegany Arc is proud to be a part of the Red Cross’s mission that helps ensure lifesaving blood is available for hospital patients in need,” said Chris Koehler, Senior Vice President of Business Operations for Allegany Arc. “Our organization shares that same humanitarian value to help our neighbors, and we are grateful for the opportunity to host blood drives that will do just that here in our community.”

Every day, volunteer blood and platelet donors across the country are needed to help save lives. Blood and platelets are needed for accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease, according to the Red Cross.

Allegany Arc will hold their Winter Blood Drive on Friday, January 8, 2021 at the Wellsville Bible Church. Visit www.redcrossblood.org/give to make an appointment.

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