Simi Valley Hospital was honored by the American Red Cross for its blood donation activities.

Dhobie Wong, director of SVH's Clinical Laboratory, accepted the hospital’s bronze-level award at the American Red Cross sponsor recognition breakfast last month. The hospital was recognized for achieving an average of 70 to 79 percent donor participation during blood drives held last year.

Simi Valley Hospital is one of the largest blood collectors in the region, Wong said in a prepared statement.

"Every blood drive is well attended, with supportive staff and loyal donors,” Wong said. “We appreciate everyone who has donated in the past, and we are always looking for even more donors.”

Angela Melero