The MGH Blood Donor Center recognized its top employee donors Dec. 3 at its annual Appreciation Breakfast. The event recognized individuals who donated blood or platelets four times or more from Oct. 1, 2018 through Oct. 1, 2019, and each was awarded a certificate of achievement and a large blue and white golf umbrella as an appreciation gift.

Three outstanding top donors were recognized this year for donating “above and beyond” the minimum requirement. Karen Harty, of MGH Orthopaedics, was recognized as the top donor overall with five whole blood donations and 10 platelet donations. Lynne Brodsky, MD, of the MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center, was honored for her 12 platelet donations, and James Corbett, of MGH Buildings and Grounds, for 11 platelet donations.

“This breakfast is a way to show our appreciation for our amazing employee blood donors who make the time to donate blood or platelets throughout the year,” says Alyssa Greenstein, Blood Donor Center marketing coordinator. “We hope that employee blood donors will continue to donate at the MGH Blood Donor Center and encourage their co-workers to donate too.”