City of Manassas proclaims “National Blood Donor Month”
At the January meeting for the Manassas City Council, Council Member Theresa Coates Ellis read a proclamation, signed by Mayor Michelle Davis-Younger which designated January 2021 as “National Blood Donor Month”. The proclamation expressed the City’s appreciation for the efforts by a number of Manassas organizations, including GMVRS that have hosted blood drives during the pandemic period of March 15, 2020 to January 2nd, 2021, which resulted in the collection of 1,165 units of blood, which has the potential to save 3,495 lives.
During this period, GMVRS increased the number of blood drives hosted by 300%, from 1 every month to about 2 per month.
At last weeks blood drive (Thursday, January 21st), Council Member Ellis stopped by GMVRS/Fire Station 21 where our blood drive coordinator, Theresa Thompson and Squad President Peter Rockx were presented with a copy of the City’s proclamation, as well as a personal note to GMVRS thanking us, and the efforts by Theresa to expand our donor program.
Very special thanks to Theresa Thompson, and to everyone who has contributed to GMVRS’ expanded blood drive program!