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Fresenius Kabi Announces 2019 Inductees to Blood Donation Hall of Fame

October 30, 2019
Fresenius Kabi Announces 2019 Inductees to Blood Donation Hall of Fame
Fresenius Kabi Announces 2019 Inductees to Blood Donation Hall of Fame

LAKE ZURICH, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 30, 2019--

Fresenius Kabi announced today it has inducted 15 people into the 2019 Fresenius Kabi Blood Donation Hall of Fame. For more than 20 years, Fresenius Kabi has partnered with blood centers through a nationwide program that recognizes and shares the stories of individuals who demonstrate commitment and passion for donating blood and raising awareness of the need for blood donation.

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The 15 inductees for 2019 to the Fresenius Kabi Blood Donation Hall of Fame are all amazing examples of dedication to donating blood or raising awareness of the importance of doing so! (Photo: Business Wire)

U.S. patients require an estimated 36,000 units of red blood cells each day to treat a multitude of serious medical conditions including cancer, organ transplants or following an accident or trauma. It is estimated that every two seconds someone in the U.S. requires blood. Blood donors and volunteers play a critical role in sustaining the nation’s blood supply, providing patients across the country with lifesaving resources and care.

“The U.S. blood supply is dependent on the commitment of a compassionate community of recruiters, sponsors, donors, collectors, technicians, scientists and drivers. Fresenius Kabi works shoulder-to-shoulder with blood centers in the U.S. to assure that blood is available to patients in need,” said Dean Gregory, president, global commercial operations, Transfusion Medicine and Cell Therapies Division at Fresenius Kabi. “This year’s class of Fresenius Kabi Donation Hall of Fame inductees is a wonderful example of heroes working in support of our communities. Fresenius Kabi is honored to recognize them.”

Below is background on this year’s inductees and why they were recognized:

About the need for blood and blood donation

According to the American Red Cross, one accident victim may need up to 100 units of red blood cells. Nearly 7,000 units of platelets and 10,000 units of plasma are needed daily and nearly 21 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S.

When donating blood, people give a pint of whole blood or donate a specific blood component via an automated system. With whole blood, further processing is required to separate the unit into its therapeutic components—typically red blood cells, platelets and plasma. When donating on an automated system, donors typically give the same amount of blood, but more of the component that is in highest demand depending on their donor characteristics and blood type. A total of 30 million blood components are transfused annually in the U.S. To make a blood donation or to learn more about donating blood, please contact your local blood center.

Nominations for 2020 class accepted through June 14, 2020

Fresenius Kabi invites nominations of blood donors or other individuals who have demonstrated a commitment and passion for donating blood or encouraging blood donation. Anyone can submit a nomination and there is no limit to the number of nominations per blood center. A person may only be inducted into the Fresenius Kabi Donation Hall of Fame once.

Nominations for the 2020 Fresenius Kabi Donation Hall of Fame are due by June 14, 2020. Submit your nomination online at: www.fresenius-kabi.com/us/company/donation-hall-of-fame.

About Fresenius Kabi

Fresenius Kabi ( www.fresenius-kabi.com/us ) is a global health care company that specializes in medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition. The company’s products and services are used to help care for critically and chronically ill patients. The company’s U.S. headquarters is in Lake Zurich, Illinois. The company’s global headquarters is in Bad Homburg, Germany.

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Matt Kuhn, (847) 550-5751

matt.kuhn@fresenius-kabi.com

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