Last week, we were honored to receive the 2022 Corporate Partner Award from the Gift of Life Marrow Registry at its annual One Huge Night Los Angeles Gala at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. In addition to raising funds for the organization, the Gift of Life Gala offers a chance for transplant recipients and their donors to meet in person for the first time.
At PSI CRO, we are guided by a simple, straightforward calling: every patient counts. We’re proud of our longstanding partnership with Gift of Life, a national, public, not-for-profit registry facilitating peripheral blood stem cell and bone marrow transplants for patients in the United States and abroad.
Rhonda Critchlow, PSI CRO’s Senior Director, Operations, and Jeremie Braun, Senior Director, Business Development, were in attendance to accept the award, and more importantly, to meet with the people who make the Gift of Life’s mission possible.
Jeremie was instrumental in connecting PSI to the Gift of Life organization through his involvement in the Hope4Adam campaign in 2016.
The award was presented to Jeremie and Rhonda by Jay Feinberg, Gift of Life’s founder and Chief Executive Officer as well as a 26-year transplant survivor. “It is an honor to play a small part as a corporate partner when we know we are saving lives,” said Rhonda. “PSI will remain committed to Gift of Life and the important work you are doing. I challenge all of my friends to take up the battle – by doing something so simple as joining the registry with a cheek swab, which ultimately can turn into saving a life.”
About Gift of Life
Gift of Life is accredited by the World Marrow Donor Association and is a member of the global registry, Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide. Joining the registry is simple: it requires a mouth swab, making it simple for anyone to help save lives.
The Gift of Life headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida, has been servicing donors and patients alike since 1991. The state-of-the-art apheresis center, which opened in 2019, has made it convenient for donors to donate stem cells in a relaxing and spa-like facility, and PSI is grateful to be able to sponsor a collection chair at the center to make donors comfortable during the process.
PSI CRO: A Proud Partner for Patients
From the beginning, PSI has worked alongside Gift of Life to gather cheek swabs at conferences like ASH and ASCO, and inspire global employees to get involved during World Marrow Donor Day, held annually on the third Saturday of each September.
But the partnership isn’t exclusive. To meet the needs of patients around the globe, raising more awareness is imperative. Corporate partners aren’t just appreciated at Gift of Life, they’re celebrated.
If your company is dedicated to patients and passionate about saving lives, you, too, can partner with Gift of Life, and help find matches for patients like Aiden, who is fighting a rare blood disorder right now.