PA Media Outlets Join Together to Host American
Northeastern Pennsylvania Region
February 23, 2010
On January 6, 2010, local television and radio stations in Northeastern Pennsylvania, including WBRE-TV and Channel 13 News in Hazelton, are teaming up to host blood seven community blood drives. Blood donations often drop after the holidays and during the winter months, and early January is an important time of year for blood donors to give the gift of life to help patients in need.
All presenting blood donors at the blood drives on January 6 will receive a free, re-usable hand warmer, and they will be automatically entered to win up to $1,000 in home heating bill payment, paid by a Visa gift card.*
Blood drives sponsored by local television and radio stations will be held at the following locations on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 from 11:30AM until 6:30PM:
· Genetti’s Best Western in Hazelton, PA
· Waterfront Banquet Facility in Wilkes Barre, PA
· Wilkes Barre Donor Center in Wilkes Barre, PA
· Radisson Hotel in Scraton, PA
· Scranton Donor Center in Scranton, PA
· Fairlane Village Mall in Pottsville, PA
· Towanda Fire Company in Towanda, PA
To make an appointment to donate blood at one of these blood drives, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or log on to redcrossblood.org. All blood types are currently needed, especially Type O Negative, which can be used for all patients in need.
Blood can be used for patients undergoing many surgical procedures, organ transplants, trauma and chemotherapy. For some patients, such as the victim of an automobile accident, the need for blood is sudden. For others, ongoing transfusions are needed to sustain lifesaving medical treatment.
To donate blood and platelets through the American Red Cross, individuals must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in general good health. High school students and donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate. For additional information regarding donor eligibility or where to give blood, please call 1-800-GIVE LIFE or visit givelife.org
* Visa Gift Cards are non-transferrable and not redeemable for cash.
Contact: Melissa Quinla