Unified Command Blood Drive

Photo Release: June 4 Blood Drive

Red Cross phlebotomist Sandi Massey prepares Kevin Teichman of T&T Salvage to donate blood in Brunswick, Georgia, on June 4, 2020. The St. Simons Sound Incident Response Unified Command collaborated with the American Red Cross of Southeast Georgia on a blood drive as a way to give back to the community during the removal process of the motor vessel Golden Ray. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John D. Miller


U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Dan Donovan answers questions from members of the public about the removal of the motor vessel Golden Ray during a blood drive in Brunswick, Georgia, on June 4, 2020. Donors from the St. Simons Sound Incident Response and the public answered Red Cross pleas to give blood at a time when the organization reports donations are down. The Response’s Unified Command used the opportunity to update the public on the progress of the Golden Ray’s removal. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John D. Miller


Red Cross phlebotomist Tasha Lovett prepares St. Simons Sound Incident Response Environmental Unit Leader Todd Farrar to donate blood in Brunswick, Georgia, on June 4, 2020. Extra precautions, including wearing facemasks and social distancing, were taken as a consequence of COVID-19 to keep members of the public and the Unified Command safe while they donated blood. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John D. Miller

Photo Release: May 21 Blood Drive

Volunteer Amy Wiker takes the temperature of Gallagher Marine Systems employee Marty Muller at a St. Simons Sound Incident Response and American Red Cross of Southeast Georgia blood drive at St. Simons Island, May 21, 2020. Extra precautions were taken as a consequence of COVID-19 to keep members of the public and the Unified Command, which include Gallagher, the U.S. Coast Guard, and Georgia Department of Natural Resources, safe while they donated blood. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John D. Miller


Red Cross phlebotomist Dean Montgomery checks the status of St. Simons Sound Incident Commander Chris Graff’s blood donation at blood drive in Morningstar Marina, St. Simons Island, Georgia, on May 21, 2020. The Unified Command collaborated with the Red Cross on the blood drive as a way to contribute to the wellbeing of the community during the removal of the capsized motor vessel Golden Ray in St. Simons Sound. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John D. Miller


Phlebotomist Dean Montgomery prepares Shellee Christensen to donate blood at a St. Simons Sound Incident Response and American Red Cross of Southeast Georgia blood drive at St. Simons Island, May 21, 2020. Christensen, other members of the Unified Command working to remove the motor vessel Golden Ray, and members of the public responded to the call to give blood at a time when the Red Cross reports donations are down. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John D. Miller