The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

March 13, 2012
BloodSource recognizes Cal EPA for blood donations

120309 BloodSource Cal EPA photo.JPGThe California Environmental Protection Agency has received the Gift of Hope Award from BloodSource for employee blood donations last year totaling 600 pints.

The regional blood collection organization has recognized Cal EPA employees many times over the years for their generous donations: Most Units Drawn (2001); Blood Drive of the Year (2001); Holiday Blood Drive 100+ (2002); Most Registered Units (2003); and the Symbol of Excellence presented to Cal/EPA for having the most registered donors in State Government (2004, 2006, 2009, 2010).

Click this link to read more about Cal EPA's blood drive efforts and its latest award.

PHOTO: Cal EPA employee and frequent donor Donald Johnson gives blood at the Agency's most recent blood drive held on March 7, 2012. / Photo courtesy of Dominique Word.

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