Nebraska Community Blood Bank Receives Spirit of Service Award
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Civic Engagement Service-Learning Organization recognized Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB) (NCBB.org/host-blood-drive) as one of its 2018 Spirit of Service recipients. Award recipients were nominated by members of the community and then evaluated by the service-learning group. NCBB received two nominations and was selected for its impact in the area of community service-learning.
“Giving blood to save the lives of people in your community is a true testament to someone’s character,” said Ellen DiSalvo, NCBB president. “Not only is donating blood a good thing to do, it’s something that somebody has to step up to do and we are very thankful for the many civic-minded students and community members who support blood donation. When you’re a student, it’s not easy to find time to volunteer regularly or invest in a cause financially. As a Nebraska Community Blood Bank blood donor, in less than an hour you are able to impact someone’s life remarkably.”
NCBB provides lifesaving blood to local hospital partners in seven counties, including Omaha and Lincoln. NCBB is celebrating 50 years this year and is thankful for the many donors and blood drive sponsors who’ve helped reach this milestone. As our communities continue to grow, so does the need for blood. NCBB seeks to partner with more groups each year to continue to meet the need. Help save lives by hosting a blood drive at your organization. Learn more at NCBB.org/host-blood-drive or (402) 486-9427.