Dedicated Blood Donor Recognized

frankThe North Country Regional Blood Donor Center today recognized dedicated blood donor and CVPH Volunteer Frank Sklenarik for his dedication to the health and wellness of his community. Sklenarik of Morrisonville has donated 140 units or 17.5 gallons of blood since becoming a blood donor in 1996. “Not only has Mr. Sklenarik been a loyal donor, he has always encouraged others to donate too. His other volunteer work with the Plattsburgh Kiwanis and CVPH Medical Center provided him a great forum to recruit other blood donors,” explained Hope Costin, RN of the Donor Center. “We are so fortunate to have him on our team.” In presenting Sklenarik with a red fleece coat specially embroidered with the North Country Regional Blood Donor Center logo and his name, Martha Alger, lead phlebotomist thanked him for his generosity and reminded him that he has saved many lives as a donor. She added, “There will always be a peanut butter cookie waiting for you here,” referring to his great love of the snack offered after each donation. The North Country Regional Blood Center is a not-for-profit program coordinated by CVPH Medical Center. It relies on the generosity of North Country people who donate blood used by other North Country residents at CVPH as well as at hospitals in Canton-Potsdam, Elizabethtown, Malone, Massena and Saranac Lake. Learn more at

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