Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation awards Suncoast Community Blood Bank SCBB $75,000 grant for new Irradiator

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For 39 years, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc. has supported patient care, research, education, technology and facilities for the Sarasota community.

SARASOTA, Fla. (February 2, 2015)

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation awards SCBB a grant for new Irradiator

The Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation has granted The Suncoast Community Blood Bank in the amount of $75,000 towards the replacement cost of a blood irradiator.

Suncoast Blood Bank who provides more than 70 percent of the areas blood supply to Sarasota Memorial Hospital (and other health centers) states that their singular purpose is to collect, test, process, match, store and distribute all the blood products required to serve our community.

The Healthcare Foundation is thrilled to be able to continue its relationship with SCBB that began in 1999. Over the years The Healthcare Foundation has given well over $ 400,000 to SCBB. In this most recent grant The Foundation felt that the need directly spoke directly to its mission. “The technology provided by the Raycell MK2 X-Ray Blood Irradiator will make the patient experience that much better”, says CEO & Trustee Alex Quarles about the recent grant. Past grants include underwriting blood drives, plasma exchange equipment, lab equipment, blood drive supplies and various other technological and educational elements.

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 or follow us on Facebook (


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