ADRP Awards

Each year, time is set aside at the ADRP Annual Conference to honor individuals, groups and/or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding service, accomplishments or leadership in a donor experience profession.

Award winners receive a complimentary registration to the annual ADRP conference, a commemorative award and recognition at the conference, on the website and in the Drop. The nominating organization agrees to provide transportation and lodging at conference for award winner(s).


“In a crowded field of not for profits, merges and acquisitions, we must find a way to keep the best of the best in this noble profession. ADRP is the best investment one can make for professional development, employee engagement, and staff retention."    -  Aissa Martin, 2018 Ron Franzmeier Lifetime Achievement Award winner

Individual Awards:

Donor Recruiter of the Year Award

Donor Recruiter of the Year Award was established in 1982 to recognize an outstanding donor recruiter in the blood banking industry.

Nominee must have two years of donor recruitment experience and have developed and implemented a new strategy or program resulting in the achievement of collection goals.

2018 Donor Recruiter of the Year Award

Elizabeth Morales, South Texas Blood & Tissue Center

With ADRP President, Marie Forrestal & ABC CEO, Kate Fry

Collections Team Member Award

The Collections Team Member Award was introduced in 2013 to recognize the valuable role collections plays in the donor experience.

Nominee must have two years of donor services experience and have direct responsibility for blood or platelet-pheresis collections, with a demonstrated willingness to exceed organizational requirements.

2018 Donor Collections Team Member Award

Nikki Gordon, Carter BloodCare

With ABC CEO, Kate Fry & ADRP President, Marie Forrestal

Leader of the Year Awards

The Rolf Kovenetsky Leader of the Year Awards were established to recognize outstanding supervisors, managers or directors in both recruitment and collections.

Nominee must have worked for a minimum of two years as a leader in either donor recruitment, marketing/PR or donor collections.

2018 Rolf Kovenetsky Leader of the Year Award - Collections

Aubrey Oyler, United Blood Services

With ABC CEO, Kate Fry & ADRP President, Marie Forrestal

2018 Rolf Kovenetsky Leader of the Year Award - Recruitment

Karen Muscolino, New York Blood Center

With ABC CEO, Kate Fry & ADRP President, Marie Forrestal

Ron Franzmeier Award

Ron Franzmeier Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 1991 to honor the former Vice President of The Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin after he died unexpectedly at the age of 46. 

Nominee must have been a member of ADRP for a minimum of five years and their contribution must have had an impact on the association and the industry.


2018 Ron Franzmeier Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Aissa Martin, American Red Cross

With ABC CEO, Kate Fry & ADRP President, Marie Forrestal

Ronald O. Gilcher, MD Award

Ronald O. Gilcher, MD Award was established in 2004 in honor of the former President, CEO, and Chief Medical Officer of the Oklahoma Blood Institute.

Nominee must hold or have held, in the past two years, a senior executive position within a blood center and  made significant contributions to the industry both within his or her organization and in wider capacities.

Organization Awards:

Media Partner Award

The Media Partner Award was established in 2003 to recognize the support of media in recruiting donors. As partners, the recruiter and representatives of the media work in concert to educate the general public of the daily need for donors of all types.

Nominees must demonstrate consistent support throughout the year and sponsor an annual or bi-annual event on a large scale with blood drives or other donation events.

Humanitarian Service Award

The Humanitarian Service Award recognizes a community organization that encourages the spirit of volunteerism.

Nominees may include a civic or faith group, or a partnership focused on special recruitment efforts such as minority, youth or O negative recruitment.

2018 Media Partner Award

iHeart Media 107.9 WSRZ

Nominated by SunCoast Blood Bank

Accepting the award is Chris Durkin of Suncoast Blood Bank

With ABC CEO, Kate Fry & ADRP President, Marie Forrestal

2018 Humanitarian Service Award

Kaleida Health System

Nominated by Unyts

Accepting the award is Amanda Farrell of Unyts

With ABC CEO, Kate Fry & ADRP President, Marie Forrestal

Blood Drive Awards

The Blood Drive Award is given to organizations that establish blood donation as a priority, either within an organization or in the community. Awards will be given in two categories: most creative and most productive.

2018 Blood Drive Award - Most Creative

Cathy Flores, Northern AZ Volunteer Medical Corp.

Nominated by United Blood Services

With ABC CEO, Kate Fry & ADRP President, Marie Forrestal

2018 Blood Drive Award - Most Productive

Janet Rewolinski, RN, Aurora Health Care, Inc.

Nominated by BloodCenter of Wisconsin

With ABC CEO, Kate Fry & ADRP President, Marie Forrestal

School Blood Drive Award

The School Blood Drive Award is given to a high school or college that has shown an exceptional commitment to establishing blood donation as a priority among its students.

2018 School Blood Drive Award

La Samare High School

Nominated by Héma-Québec

Accepting the award is François Gagnon of La Samare High School

With ABC CEO, Kate Fry & ADRP President, Marie Forrestal


Students at La Samare High School watched the Awards presentation via Facebook Live. Check out the video of La Samare High School thanking ADRP for the 2018 School Blood Drive Award and announcing the results of their recent 2018 blood drive. 

They collected 1,091 donations making this one-day blood drive the most successful in the entire province of Québec, in a small town with only 6,700 residents. Did we mention that these students cannot donate; in Canada, the minimum age to donate blood is 18, making this accomplishment even that much more impressive!



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