ORLANDO, Fla. – Dean Kurtz, Chief Guest Services Officer for Daytona International Speedway, has been selected to the prestigious Fenwal Blood Donation Hall of Fame for 2011. There were over 80 nominations internationally and Kurtz was one of only 12 honorees chosen base on their commitment to blood donation, whether by giving blood or by organizing drives and special events that recruit blood donors.

Kutz, who serves on the board of directors for Florida’s Blood Centers, has spearheaded annual blood drives commemorating September 11, 2001, at the Daytona International Speedway.  Those blood drives have increased significantly with over 1,000 donors responding this year.

Fenwal, Inc, is a global medical technology company focused on improving blood collection, separation, safety and availability. Fenwal partners with blood centers to recognize people who serve as an inspiration to others in assuming medicine’s most vital natural resource-blood- is available for trauma victims, people undergoing critical surgeries and patients receiving therapies for cancer, leukemia and other medical conditions. Blood is a life-saving resource that is always needed, and it costs nothing to give.