MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is honoring the American Red Cross for its efforts in the state.
Over the past year, Red Cross blood services has collected over 45,000 units of blood and was successful in having Vermont join other states allowing 16-year-olds to donate blood.
The Red Cross also is being recognized for its disaster service response in the state and in providing support in other states in the wake of major disasters such as Hurricane Sandy.
Shumlin is issuing a proclamation honoring the organization at a ceremony Wednesday afternoon.
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