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Blood Drive Held in Honor of Audrianna

Northeastern Pennsylvania Region

January 3, 2013
 

Blood Drive Held in Honor of Audrianna
The Red Cross is asking you to help save lives by donating blood regularly

Ashley, Pennsylvania – (Jan. 3, 2013)- Four American Red Cross blood drives are being held on Wednesday, January 9th 2013 in honor of Audrianna Bartol.

Audrianna is a six year old who has been fighting Stage IV high-risk N-Myc-amplified Neuroblastoma since the age of two. 

This tumor occurs in children, developing in the nervous system outside of the brain. The tumors can recur and grow out of control, categorizing  the stage as high-risk.  Although there is no known cure for this disease, the tumors are treatable, but not curable.  

Audrianna has needed several units of blood and blood products during her four-year battle. “I never imagined that blood transfusions would become part of our family’s everyday life,” said Angela Bartol, Audrianna’s mother. “It is because of the generosity of blood donors that she and many others can fight for their lives.” 

To donate blood In Honor of Audrianna please visit one of the following American Red Cross blood drive locations on Wednesday, Jan. 9th between 11AM and 7PM: 

  • Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel located at 700 Lackawanna Avenue in Scranton 
  • Coal Street Ice Rink located at 38 Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre
  • Best Western Genetti Inn & Suites located at 1341 N. Church St. in Hazleton Township
  • Fairlane Village Mall located at  7211 Fairlane Village Mall in Pottsville

While walk-ins are welcome, The American Red Cross would like to encourage all donors to call
1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.

Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in PA), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.  Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.

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