Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Receives National Award; America’s Blood Centers Recognizes Foundation’s Work with SunCoast Blood Bank

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Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Receives National Award
America’s Blood Centers Recognizes Foundation’s Work with SunCoast Blood Bank

Sarasota, FL – Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation has received America’s Blood Centers (ABC) Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award for its support of SunCoast Blood Bank. The award recognizes a community organization that encourages the spirit of volunteerism among citizens in their community. SMHF was selected from a field of 70 nominees nationwide. Since 2004 SMHF has contributed $404,102 to SCBB’s lifesaving mission. Alexandra Quarles, President and CEO of SMHF accepted the award at ABC’s 18th Annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony held in Washington D.C. on March, 23, 2015.

America’s Blood Centers is North America’s largest network of community-based, independent blood programs. Recognized by the U.S. Congress for its critical work in patient care and disaster preparedness and response, the federation operates more than 600 blood collection sites providing half of the U.S. blood supply.

About SCBB – SunCoast Blood Bank (SCBB) is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing a reliable supply of safe blood products and services to our community for 65 years. SCBB provides 100% of the blood products and services for Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System, Manatee Memorial Hospital, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Complex Care Hospital of Ridgelake, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota, Surgery Center at St. Andrews Venice, North Port Emergency Room, Fawcett Memorial Hospital of Port Charlotte, Englewood Community Hospital, DeSoto Memorial Hospital and Bayflite 2 Emergency Helicopter Service. SCBB is recognized as a distinguished provider with outstanding customer service and the ability to provide rare blood services onsite. For SCBB donor locations and more information, visit or call 1-866-97-BLOOD.
About Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc. Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to improve the delivery of healthcare for the Sarasota area through the acquisition and utilization of philanthropic funds. Since 1976, the Foundation has awarded more than $60 million to support patient care, research, education, state-of-the-art medical technology and facilities. For more information on how you can give to your healthcare partner call (941) 917-1286 or visit


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