41 inducted into the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks Hall of Fame for 2013

News release issued by the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks:

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO), the area’s not-for-profit blood supplier, is proud to recognize the newest inductees into the CBCO Hall of Fame. Forty-one area residents are being honored in 2013, bringing the total number of honorees to 404 since the Hall was established in 2005. A person may be selected to the Hall of Fame once they have surpassed the twenty gallon donation mark. Other honorees represent their service to the organization as a volunteer, board member or benefactor.

2013 Hall of Fame honorees include:

Scott Anderson, Springdale, AR Clate Baker, Springfield, MO Harold Bohannon, Springdale, AR Gregory Brede, Nixa, MO David Buff, Springfield, MO Alton Dobbins, Hollister, MO Robert Dopp, Joplin, MO Nancy Downing, Fair Grove, MO Molly Edwards, Springfield, MO Michael L. Foley, Sr., Eureka Springs, AR Dale Forbes, Fordland, MO Don Freeman, Springfield, MO Mary A. Gabbard, Fayetteville, AR Matthew Gegner, Fayetteville, AR George L. Giefer, Jr., Springfield, MO Jerry Glenn, Everton, MO Mary Guinn, Springfield, MO David Haberichter, Billings, MO Denise Hampton, Billings, MO Cheryl L. Harris, Springfield, MO Thomas Haverland, Springfield, MO Bill Hedrick, Springfield, MO James Hetzel, Kimberling City, MO Michelle Houk, Springfield, MO Marcia Kelley, Springfield, MO Bruce Kelm, Rogersville, MO Roy W. Kern, Republic, MO Juliann MacDonald, Springfield, MO Mary Middleton, Bella Vista, AR Kevin O’Neal, Springfield, MO Rex Peters, Bella Vista, AR Daniel Ponder, Springfield, MO Thomas Rasmussen, Rogers, AR Ronald Reser, Branson, MO Rhonda Rittenhouse, Hollister, MO Dustin A. Roed, Springfield, MO Thomas L. Sharp, Climax Springs, MO Patrick J. Stewart, Ozark, MO Patsy Stow, Strafford, MO Kenneth Tilley, Nixa, MO Valerie Wilkinson, Republic, MO “Blood donors that commit themselves to a lifetime of giving know that they are responsible for affecting thousands of lives,” CBCO Executive Director Don Thomson said. “They give with no expectation of recognition, but they certainly deserve to be recognized. I congratulate these outstanding advocates for the blood program here in the Ozarks.”

It takes 250 donations each day to meet patient needs at thirty-eight area hospitals that rely solely on products from CBCO donors. For more information on the blood program here in the Ozarks, or to learn how easy it is to save lives, call 1-800-280-5337 or log on to www.cbco.org.

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