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Monday, November 16, 2009

Another H ~ HERO

Had to add this P.S. to my previous A to Z post: I just checked my e-mail and there was this article taken from The Pulse:

UBS chooses Pat Phillips for Hero campaign

You might recognize the face on the United Blood Services bus. It belongs to Pat Phillips, Digital Control Specialist, Agua Fria Generating Station.

Phillips is a dedicated blood donor who began giving blood when he was in the Army. When he joined SRP he kept giving and now is nearing the 20-gallon mark. In addition to whole blood, Phillips donates platelets which are used in large quantities and over extended periods of time by patients with leukemia, cancer, aplastic anemia and marrow transplants.

It takes longer to donate platelets – about 1 ½ to 2 hours, as compared to a whole blood donation which takes about 30 minutes.

“The slight discomfort and time required pales in comparison to the good it accomplishes for those in need. I like to think that I’ve been able to help save many lives through my participation,” Phillips said.

As a committed donor, Phillips’ name came up when United Blood Services decided to wrap their mobile-donation buses with images of top donors as part of the “Hero” campaign.

“Pat is part of a very small donor base – the people who donate platelets. Platelet donors can contribute more often and so far this year Pat has made 10 platelet donations and two whole blood donations,” said Carla Fields, Director Donor Recruitment for United Blood Services of Arizona.

Earlier this year, five buses were wrapped and the one with Phillips face has been traveling to various sites around Arizona, including Agua Fria Generating Station where he works.

OOooooooo-Oooooooo my H-E-R-O!!!


Rev. Paul said...

Not bad, Cassie. Not bad at all! Please pass my sincere congratulation to Patrick.

Dawn said...

yippee! i think that this counts as the same topic! hero/heart... i think he is both!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

He is a HERO, Cassie.... He's your 'celebrity' too... Hold onto that man --and don't let any other women grab him!!!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a wonderful guy you have there Cassie. I can only hope that Patrick gets back in life the good karma that he is producing.

ps. You never told us you were married to a male model!!!

Ben said...

Hats off to him!

Life With Dogs said...

What a worthy cause. And oh, congrats!

Dorothy said...

God Bless your Hero!! I hope he is completely healed from his broken clavicle. Have a happy day!

Daisy said...

Hip hip hurray for Patrick!! He is indeed a hero. Give him a Hug, Cassie. He definitely deserves one. Hope you and your Hero both have a Happy week. :D

John Poole said...

That's wonderful, Cousin Cass! Please congratulate Patrick for me. What a great guy you have in him! ~ John

John Gray said...

well done pat...not easy

Jen said...

A hearty hats off to Pat!

joated said...

Great for Patrick!