The Blood Assurance Foundation held a reception this week for the recipients of the 2014 Crystal Green Memorial Scholarship.
Twelve high school seniors were each presented with a $1,500 scholarship. In order to apply, students must attend a school that hosts a blood drive with Blood Assurance. Students can apply by creating a marketing plan for a blood drive.
The scholarship program was established in 1999 in memory of Crystal Green, a graduate of Dade County High School. Crystal was a student at Georgia Southern University before suffering a setback with aplastic anemia, a blood disorder.
After hundreds of hours of platelet transfusions and a bone marrow transplant, Crystal passed away in 1998, shortly after turning 21. 166 scholarships have been awarded in Crystal’s name since its inception.
2014 Crystal Green Memorial Scholarship Recipients are listed below with high school and high school location for each:
Roger “Lane” Bramblett, Jr. of Northwest Whitfield in Tunnel Hill, Ga.;
Brenden Walsh of North Sand Mountain in Higdon, Al.;
Katie Hass of Boyd-Buchanan in Chattanooga;
Shelly “Summer” Jones of Boyd-Buchanan in Chattanooga;
Marjorie Bonner of Dade County in Trenton, Ga.;
Cooper Parker of Tullahoma in Tullahoma;
Joshua Baierl of Central in Harrison;
Allison “Allie” Pritchett of Gordon Lee in Chickamauga, Ga;
Nathaly Trujillo of Dalton in Dalton, Ga.;
Kara West of Dade County in Trenton, Ga.;
Caroline Duffy of Northwest Whitfield in Tunnel Hill, Ga.; and
Mason Bishop of Boyd-Buchanan in Chattanooga.
Other programs facilitated through Blood Assurance Foundation include the Excellence in Education grant program for high schools and Be the Match. Future fundraising plans include securing contributions for new lab equipment, bloodmobiles and/or donor beds.
For more information about or to partner with the Blood Assurance Foundation, please contact Linda Hisey, executive director of media relations & development at 1-800-962-0628 or LindaHisey@BloodAssurance.org. More information can also be found at www.BloodAssurance.org/contribute.