Megan Alonge has been a volunteer with Community Blood Centers of South Florida since 2000. She has organized many blood drives over the past 6 years and has spent countless hours working towards brining awareness to the issue of the importance of being a blood donor. Although her volunteer work in the area of blood donation has been her main focus, she has also volunteered with other organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life and Race for the Cure.
Alonge has spent countless hours increasing public awareness on the importance of becoming a blood donor. In 2002 she was nominated by the Florida Association of Blood Banks for the Donor Chairperson Award and is currently the coordinator of the “My Blood, Your Blood” program which was developed by America’s Blood Centers. It is her goal to foster a new generation of blood donors through education and understanding of this very important issue.
As a conscience member of the community, Alonge has chosen to make a difference in the world she lives in. Her efforts have not only helped maintain the blood supply locally, but they have also saved lives. In 2001 Alonge held a blood drive for a young boy who was battling cancer. She was able to recruit more than 200 donors, many of which had never donated blood before. Many of those first time donors were so moved by this young boy’s story that they continue to give the gift of life through blood donation. Though Alonge is still very young, she has made a commitment to making a difference in her community and in the lives of so many people who have benefited from her effort.