The Blood Connection Taps New Board Member

Top Quote Healthcare Veteran from Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC, Joins Trustees. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 28, 2015 - The Blood Connection, headquartered in Piedmont, SC, has elected a new member to serve on its Board of Trustees. Jason VanDiver is Vice President of System Communications and Marketing at Mission Health System in Asheville, NC. With a background in marketing complex healthcare systems and services, and a focus on strengthening relationships with the community, VanDiver is expected to be a valuable asset to The Blood Connection.

    "We are happy to welcome Jason, who brings a depth of experience in marketing healthcare that will help us expand our reach and support TBC's expansion in Western North Carolina," said Delisa English, President and CEO of The Blood Connection. "As our organization continues to grow, the Board's responsibility also grows in order to support TBC with a strategic direction that benefits donors and patients. Jason is highly qualified and brings essential skills that will support our mission to ensure an adequate, safe, and cost-effective blood supply is available for those in need.

    Jason VanDiver joins the board with more than 18 years in the health care industry, building healthcare brands and driving successful strategies that leverage medical services. Prior to joining Mission Hospital, VanDiver was System Director of Marketing at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, KY. He also managed operations at Deaconness Hospital in Evansville, IN.

    "I am pleased to join The Blood Connection's board of trustees, and I'm committed to advancing the organization's mission," said VanDiver. "I will work with influential community leaders and groups to promote awareness of TBC's presence in the western regions and identify opportunities to foster support and encourage blood donation.

    In recent years, The Blood Connection has steadily grown to give more patients access to vital blood products. The opening of a blood donation center in Hendersonville marked a significant milestone for The Blood Connection as it increased its ability to collect, process, test, and distribute blood components in western NC, northwestern SC and northeastern Georgia.

    About The Blood Connection
    Founded in 1979, The Blood Connection is the largest independently managed, non-profit community blood center in the region. It recruits donors and collects blood within an 8,390 square mile area including Northwestern South Carolina, Western North Carolina and Northeastern Georgia. South Carolina counties include Greenville, Spartanburg, Union, Pickens, Oconee, Greenwood, McCormick, Laurens, and Newberry. The Blood Connection also collects blood in Stephens County, Georgia, as well as Polk, Henderson, Macon, Mitchell, McDowell, Transylvania and Buncombe Counties in North Carolina. Licensed and regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, The Blood Connection collects blood from donors through bloodmobiles, portable field units, and fixed donation sites. The company holds approximately twelve blood drives every day and collects over 120,000 units of blood, platelets and plasma each year to connect volunteer blood donors, hospitals, and patients needing life-saving transfusions. For more information, contact The Blood Connection or visit

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