Stan Lukowski, Sr. a well-known pillar in the community and former mayor of Throop, passed away in November. An American Red Cross blood drive in his memory is being hosted by the Valley Blood Council and is scheduled at the Throop Civic Center on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
“Throughout his lifetime, Stan was always an avid blood donor,” said Genevieve Lupini, President of the Valley Blood Council. “We are happy to host this drive in his memory because he did so much for so many people and he would love knowing people were donating blood to help save lives in his memory.”
Sponsors of this drive are: Throop Civic Center, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Throop and Valley Blood Council.
In addition to his role as serving as mayor of Throop for 18 years, Lukowski was a loving husband and father, a U.S. Army veteran from the Korean War, a longtime Tobyhanna Army Depot employee, former athlete and sports reporter, as well as the go-to emcee for many events and ceremonies in the area.
“Our goal for this drive is to collect nearly 50 pints of lifesaving blood to continue Stan’s legacy in the community,” Lupini said. “We are partnering with the Red Cross to encourage eligible donors to give blood to help support patients fighting cancer, undergoing transplant surgeries and facing other serious illnesses.”
As an additional special thank you for coming to donate, all presenting donors will receive a free raffle ticket for a $25 gas card also a $5 Dunkin Donuts Coupon, while supplies last. To make an appointment, download the free Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org Sponsor Code: Valley Blood Council or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). *All offers and items are non-transferable and are not redeemable for cash.
Give blood in memory of Stan Lukowski, Sr.
Throop Civic Center
Thurs., Oct. 6 | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
500 Sanderson Street | Throop, Pa
How to donate blood
A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from a home or work computer prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross