Salisbury native leads record-setting blood drive

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Salisbury native Guanah D. Davis led a record-setting blood drive Sept. 11 at Fenway Park in Boston.
Davis is chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Blood Services for the Massachusetts Region.
The blood drive, which the Red Cross conducted with the Boston Red Sox and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, collected 1,811 units of blood, a press release said. Co-sponsors included the city of Boston, its emergency response departments and Legal Sea Foods.
Thousands of people gave blood during the event, which was the largest one-day blood drive held in the U.S. to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Davis was appointed to his current position in 2008. He previously served as executive director of process design for the Red Cross at its biomedical headquarters in Washington and director of manufacturing and donor management for the Carolinas region of Red Cross Blood Services.