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Santa makes "nice list" for blood donors
Multiple 932nd Airlift Wing military Airmen and base civilians made a difference by donating their blood inside the 932nd AW headquarters on Dec. 14, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Hanging out and donating life-saving blood with Santa and Mrs. Claus is Staff Sgt. Kaitlyn Kennedy, 932nd Development and Training Flight Coordinator. She said, "I'm following in my grandma's example. She used to donate blood before she passed away, with more than 26 gallons over her lifetime, and I'm carrying on that legacy." Kennedy has donated over a gallon of blood in less than two years, and with each donation, she knows three lives are saved through the American Red Cross processes. Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood due to accidents, transfusions, and cancer treatments. Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)