The Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP), an international division of America’s Blood Centers, honored blood banking professionals and volunteers with Awards of Excellence at its Annual Conference held in Dallas, TX in May 2018.
Each year at the conference, the ADRP honors individuals, groups and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding service, accomplishments or leadership in the blood banking profession.
Nominated by Kaleida Health’s partners at Unyts, Father Richard Augustyn, manager of pastoral care and volunteer services at Buffalo General Medical Center, received this year’s Humanitarian Service Award (Community Organization).
The Humanitarian Service Award recognizes a community organization that encourages the spirit of volunteerism. Nominees may include a civic or faith group, or a partnership focused on special recruitment efforts such as minority, youth or O negative recruitment.
Thank you, Fr. Richard, for your continued dedication and commitment to leading with CARE!
About ADRP and America’s Blood Centers (ABC)
ADRP, an International Division of America's Blood Centers, has more than 700 subscribers from 22 countries across the globe. It is an association of blood-banking professionals that provides educational opportunities and networking to its subscribers. ADRP’s mission is to educate and empower professionals worldwide who are committed to donor recruitment, donor collections and marketing and communications by providing a forum for networking, professional development and resource sharing.
America's Blood Centers is North America's largest network of community-based, independent blood programs. Recognized by the U.S. Congress for its critical work in patient care and disaster preparedness and response, the federation operates more than 600 blood collection sites providing half of the U.S., and a quarter of the Canadian blood supply. These blood centers serve more than 150 million people and provide blood products and services to more than 3,500 hospitals and healthcare facilities across North America. America's Blood Centers' U.S. members are licensed and regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Our Canadian member is regulated by Health Canada. America's Blood Centers is not affiliated with the American Red Cross.