[Congressional Record Volume 168, Number 151 (Tuesday, September 20, 2022)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E956]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                         MS. CHRISTINA PAQUIAN


                            HON. JUAN VARGAS

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                      Tuesday, September 20, 2022

  Mr. VARGAS. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor Ms. Christina 
Paquian, outstanding blood donor and community volunteer in the 51st 
Congressional District.
  Ms. Paquian has made tremendous efforts to help meet regional blood 
needs and save lives around the region. She has been donating blood for 
more than 10 years, and recently reached a milestone of donating a 
total of four gallons.
  As a Guardian Circle Member of the San Diego Blood Bank, Ms. Paquian 
donates within 8 weeks from the day she is eligible to donate. She 
donates whole blood, platelets, double red blood cells, and plasma. 
During the pandemic, she was able to donate Convalescent Plasma, which 
includes Covid-19 antibodies.
  Ms. Paquian continues to donate blood to various organizations in San 
Diego County and was honored as the 51st District Constituent of the 
Month in January 2022 during National Blood Donor Month, for her 
selfless commitment and her positive impact to others.