March is Red Cross Month, and we thank the dedicated staff and volunteers of the American Red Cross for their support of individuals and communities in need. The American Red Cross was created in 1881 by Clara Barton and officially chartered by Congress in 1900 to provide national and international relief during disasters, and to give relief to the military and serve as a means of communication between members of the Armed Forces and their families.
Red Cross Blood Services collects and distributes more than 40 percent of this country’s blood supply. Some of that supply comes from the caring, generous individuals who donate at Crouse Hospital's quarterly blood drives. On March 28, Kristin Crandall (far right) and Nancy Waite from our local chapter presented a “Heart to Heart” Certificate of Appreciation to Crouse President & CEO Paul Kronenberg, MD, during the hospital's monthly management meeting in thanks for the hospital’s success in blood donations.
The Cpl. Kyle R. Schneider Memorial Blood Drive at Crouse Hospital
After the presentation, Cheryl Abrams (center), who coordinates the Crouse drives, announced a special dedication drive this June: The Cpl. Kyle R. Schneider Memorial Blood Drive at Crouse Hospital. Cpl. Schneider was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan in June 2011. His father, Rick Schneider, is a Crouse team member who works in the Medical Imaging department. Kyle was a blood donor, and Rick is one of the first to call for an appointment each time the quarterly drive is announced. The memorial drive is intended to honor Kyle's memory, and to salute his service to his country and fellow citizens. The hospital is hoping that donors will participate in the drive, following in the footsteps of Cpl. Schneider by serving the needs of the community. Lorie and Rick Schneider are serving as honorary co-chairs of the June drive at Crouse Hospital.
Tuesday, June 5 - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, June 6 - 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, June 7 - 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To make your appointment for the June 2012 memorial blood drive,
please call 315/470-7123.