Meet Red Cross Blood Ambassador John Giehl

Prior to becoming a Donor Ambassador in 2017, John was well versed in the blood donation process.  CaptureJohn served in Vietnam with the US Army Medical Corps. It was there that he grew aware of the life saving gift that was donation of blood. He promised himself that, if he didn’t return from ‘Nam in a body bag, he would return committed to becoming a blood donor. Since then, John has donated over 200 units.  

“Dr. John Giehl” was a psychologist with Tracy Unified School District for 33 years. His goal, upon retirement, was to continue learning and be of service. “My experience with American Red Cross aligns nicely with these endeavors,” he saysWhile enjoying interaction with both staff and fellow volunteers, I really appreciate my time in conversation with blood donors. Our lively post-donation discourse can morph in tone from solemn to gleeful. Each person has a story. 

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American Red Cross Gold Country Region

The American Red Cross Gold Country Region serves the Sierra-Delta Chapter as well as the Northeastern California Chapter, a total of 24 Counties from Stanislaus to Siskiyou. We are happy to serve the 4.4 million residents in the state.

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