Daniel Long receives honor for extraordinary blood donation efforts
PLANO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2015) – Induction into a hall of fame means one achieved something of greatness. Few people inducted into a hall of fame can say they saved thousands of lives. Daniel Long of Plano is being recognized for his years of contributions to the cause of blood donation which saves lives and in which Long has encouraged more than 1500 people to participate during 2015.  
Named for the blood industry vendor that sponsors it, the Fresenius-Kabi ‘Donation Hall of Fame’ award recognizes individuals nationwide who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the blood donation cause. Only 12 people are honored annually, chosen from hundreds of nominees.  A blood-drive coordinator with Carter BloodCare, Daniel Long is a tireless community organizer. He serves as District Chairman for Rotary District 5810 and in that role, coordinates the blood drives.
Fresenius-Kabi’s Deanne Wagner presented Mr. Long with his official recognition in an early November ceremony at the Carter BloodCare headquarters in Bedford. Carter BloodCare leadership and staff members were present to affirm his volunteerism.   
“It's a fitting tribute to one of our most dedicated advocates,” said Judy Smith, operations manager of donor recruitment for Carter BloodCare.  “Daniel has selflessly organized and/or participated in some way with 50 blood drives in 2015 so far. I can’t think of a more deserving volunteer.”
Long’s involvement includes assisting with several major city blood drives such as Battle of the Badges where the city police and fire departments challenge each other for the most blood donors contributing at the drive.  These events take place in July, during the time of most urgent need for blood donations.