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Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Laboratory Staff VN
Last Wednesday, January 26th 2011, will be remembered by most Northern Virginians for quite some time – the total gridlock caused by a sudden snowfall and icy roads looked like a scene from a bad movie. Nobody could imagine that their evening commute would morph into a six to twelve-hour journey back home, peppered with abandoned cars on the side of the road and dodging slippery slopes.
But to me it was also a night that showed a true dedication of the Fairfax Site personnel to what they do – serving their customers regardless of snow, wind, rain or shine. For those who do not know the Fairfax Distribution Lab is the ultimate storage facility of all Fairfax Cryobank donor specimens located at Fairfax, VA. It ships everywhere the FedEx delivers. Its storage tanks are monitored 24/7 by several sophisticated Alarm systems. But these systems are still the machines that have to be attended by people. And those people stayed late ensuring there was no power failure and then they came next morning to make certain the orders were shipped to some sunnier places. These are ordinary people who make the extraordinarythings happened. And I want to thank them for that.