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SLACers Shine among Bay Area Blood Donors

(Photo - Bay Area blood drives Donor Cup)
(Photo by Lauren Barbieri.)

SLAC did great in the 2010 blood drive contest among Bay Area tech organizations! On March 4, SLAC was awarded not one but two Donor Cup trophies for our success in Best Blood Drive Projection Accuracy, and second place in Overall Points. A breakfast ceremony was held at the Stanford Blood Center with participants from Applied Materials, LifeScan, NASA, SLAC, NVIDIA, Cisco, Brocade, Google, Lockheed Martin, VMware and many others from the 27 tech companies competing for the Donor Cup in 2010.

The super trophy (first place in overall points) went to NASA. SLAC had a little extra trouble keeping up in overall donations due to the January 20, 2010, power outage, which regretfully prevented one of our blood drives from taking place. At the event, the winning representatives jokingly thanked us for having the power outage! Points in the contest were awarded for percent of staff participating, accuracy of advance projections of donations, percent of new donors, percent of repeat donors, and most overall units of blood donated.

Here are the Donor Cup final results:

First Place:
Second Place: SLAC
Third Place: NVIDIA
Fourth Place: Cisco
Fifth Place : Brocade

Highest Projection Accuracy: SLAC
Highest Percentage of Participation: TiVo
Highest Participation of Repeat Donors: Lockheed Martin
Highest Participation of First-Time Donors: Google
Most Units Donated: Cisco

The next blood drive will take place on March 30. Our two awards will be displayed on the refreshment table. Please take a look at them. They represent your commitment to saving a life. Truly, that is what you do. You save lives. Think about it.

Please go to our Blood Drive link and request a time to donate. SLAC remains an incredible community of generosity and focus.

—Lauren Barbieri
SLAC Today, March 28, 2011