Red Cross honors LLNL as biggest blood donor west of Mississippi
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 3:19pm
For more than 22 years, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has consistently ranked as the top blood donor west of the Mississippi River, according to the American Red Cross.
The Red Cross honored LLNL this week with a special award for its volunteer efforts and the number of lives saved as a result. Since Laboratory employees began donating through the Red Cross, the Lab has tallied more than 25,000 units of blood, for an estimated 75,000 lives saved.
About the photo: Jan Siva, chief executive officer of the Northern California Blood Services Region, presented Tom Gioconda, deputy director of LLNL, with a special award for the Lab's volunteer efforts. Photos by Julie Russell, LLNL.