The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

April 16, 2014

Advocate will be missed

The Commercial-News

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We at Community Blood Services of Illinois are saddened by the recent death of Patricia Black, a wonderful and dedicated employee who was known to a generation of local blood donors. Pat was a tireless advocate for the Danville Elks Blood Bank and Community Blood Services of Illinois, having worked with blood donors in the region for more than 34 years.

Pat inspired others to help save lives in her community. Over the course of her long career, Pat was directly involved in providing a lifesaving resource for tens of thousands of patients who received blood transfusions provided by Danville-area donors. Her work in the community made a tremendous difference and she will certainly be missed.

Carrie Johnston, Manager of Donor Relations, Mahomet

Amanda Hess, Director of Donor Relations

Community Blood Services of Illinois