Late last month, the Senior Medical Officer from the American Red Cross presented Benefits Specialist Gail Price with a certificate of appreciation for her dedication to organizing blood drives at Towson University. Over the past 16 years, Gail has organized more than 160 blood drives on Towson’s campus, enabling the collection of thousands of blood donations which have saved lives across the state. Associate Vice President for Human Resources Phillip Ross says Gail is more than deserving of the award.
“[It’s] indicative of Gail’s spirit and her commitment to helping the internal and external community,” Phil said.
In the past ten years, approximately 7,000 donations have stemmed from TU blood drives. Those donations have the ability to help more than 21,000 people. Gail says that it’s this positive impact that feeds her dedication to the drives.
“It’s a lot of work, but it’s something that I feel good about doing,” Gail said.
The next blood drive will be held from March 28 to 30 in the University Union’s Potomac Lounge. The drive will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 28 and Tuesday, March 29; and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30. To sign up, go to http://www.towson.edu/adminfinance/hr/ and click on the Red Cross registration link in the upper right corner of the page.