Volunteer Spotlight - Phil Knapp
Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 8:04AM
Laurie Brady - Webmaster

Which volunteer has been involved in blood banking for 51 years, volunteered for 18 of those 51 and has donated more than 21 gallons?  Northwest Michigan’s own Phil Knapp.  When the Traverse City office initially opened more than 18 years ago, Phil was one of the first volunteers to come forward.  Since that time, Phil has embodied Michigan Blood’s mission and continues to demonstrate his dedication and service on a regular basis.

In the early 1990’s, Phil served as the board chair for Michigan Blood where he played an integral part in community awareness and strategic planning.  For 30 years, Phil has been hosting the blood drive at Central United Methodist Church in Traverse City.  His passion and drive to bring new donors in the door remains unmatched.  In addition to donor recruitment, Phil also helps with aftercare and blood runs as a driver.  When a volunteer’s services are needed, we can count on Phil to lend a hand. 

Over time, Phil has evolved into more than a volunteer; he exemplifies what it means to be an ambassador for Michigan Blood.   On behalf of Michigan Blood and the countless individuals he has assisted over the years, we extend a heartfelt “thank you” for his commitment and selfless nature.  Michigan Blood looks forward to our ongoing partnership with Phil, in an effort to meet the growing needs of the community.    

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