District Newsletter June 2017

Blood Drives for  Rotary World Wide & Rotary District 5810

PDG Mark Healy, PDG Bud McBrayer and his Aide George Elking ‐ were the first three Blood Drive Coordinators. When George  Elking was Blood Drive Coordinator he initiated the Governors’  Challenge with the Ft. Worth Rotary District. Daniel Long has  been our district Blood Drive Coordinator since 2011‐12 Rotary  year.             In Rotary year 2004 ‐ 2005 ‐ the district goal was 4004 units ‐ we did 4,792 (119.68%). From 2004 to 2014 – our District has  donated over 51,000 units of Blood. This Rotary year‐to‐date  we have received approximately 2,000 units with Plano Sunrise  bringing in the highest donations at over 900 units. For Rotary year 2016‐17 Daniel Long with Rotary Club of Plano  West was Vice President of the Rotary RAG group, Global  Network for Blood Donations. Global Network for Blood  Donations has over 3,000 members from all over the world.  While at RI Convention in Atlanta, Daniel was inducted as the  2017‐2019 President of this organization. Congratulation  Daniel, we are very proud of you. In Atlanta, he hosted the

Global Network for Blood booth  located in House of Friendship.  For more information click on ourblooddrive.org Someday all of us will have a loved one that is going to need a unit of blood to live.

Rotarian Action Group focused  on promoting the merits of  voluntary blood donation.

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