On California Nonprofits Day, Senator Jean Fuller named Houchin Community Blood Bank as Senate District 16’s Nonprofit of the Year 2018, and recognized our contributions to the communities we serve at a ceremony hosted by the California Association of Nonprofits in Sacramento.
Houchin Community Blood Bank has been serving Kern County for 67 years, collecting and providing a precious supply of blood for the residents of our communities. The blood collected from volunteer donors is manufactured into multiple products, including red blood cells, platelets and plasma for human transfusion. We serve all hospitals, cancer, burn, and transfusion centers in Kern County, and must be prepared to be responders in emergencies every single day. We must make sure all patients in Kern County receive the blood they need, when they need it.
“Houchin is an integral part of Kern County’s emergency response team and an indispensable component of our healthcare system,” said Senator Fuller. “Their job is immensely important, and they do it exceptionally well. I commend them, and the thousands of blood donors, for helping to save lives one drop of blood at a time.”
Our staff, donors, and volunteers are humbled by the impact we’ve had in our community.
“We are thankful to Senator Fuller for this recognition and will work tirelessly to ensure we continue to have a safe and adequate local blood supply.” – Greg Gallion, Houchin CEO.