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Distinguished Finalist

Hannah Soderstrom

Wichita, Kansas

Hannah Soderstrom, 17, of Wichita, Kansas, nominated by the American Red Cross of South Central and Southeast Kansas and a junior at Maize High School, regularly donates her time as an advocate for blood donation; she speaks at events including the Red Cross Missing Types campaign, and has hosted five blood drives that collected more than 250 units of blood. Hannah is passionate about this cause because of her experience receiving transfusions after her 2016 leukemia diagnosis.