LOCKHEED MARTIN RECEIVES BLOOD DRIVE AWARD
NEW ORLEANS, LA., 07-FEB-00 -- America’s Blood Centers (ABC) has awarded Michoud Operations, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company with the 1999 Gold Award for National Blood Drives.
ABC is a national network of nonprofit, independent community blood centers that provide 47 percent of the nation’s blood supply. The Blood Center, an ABC member serving New Orleans and southeastern Louisiana, nominated Michoud Operations because of the outstanding response of its employees during blood drives last year.
“We encourage our employees to give life’s most precious gift,” said Dennis Deel, president and general manager, Michoud Operations. “It’s this kind of commitment that makes our blood drive efforts a success.”
In making the award, Dr. Celso Bianco, ABC President, said that support from companies like Michoud Operations helps ensure that blood centers are able to meet the needs of their communities. “And for this reason, we are grateful and honored to recognize you with this award.”
Lockheed Martin personnel at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility donated 1,423 pints during blood drives in 1999.
Michoud Operations, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, designs and assembles large aluminum and composite structures for aerospace and other applications, including the Space Shuttle External Tank and the X-33/VentureStar™ technology demonstration vehicle.