Lewistown Community encouraged to donate blood
Lewistown, PA (Nov 17, 2016) — A blood drive is being held in honor of Alex Pierce, a high school senior at Belleville Mennonite School, on January 12, 2017. This special drive will be held at Ellen Chapel Church, Lewistown, PA.
Alex is an avid hunter and an active member of the 4H, who is battling cancer. As part of his treatment, Alex receives platelets and red blood cells. Alex and his family, who attend Ellen Chapel Church, invite anyone in the community who is able to do so, to donate blood to help patients like Alex. The Pierce family thanks all those who faithfully donate blood on a regular basis and any new first-time donors.
Donate Blood in honor of Alex Pierce
January 12, 2017
Ellen Chapel Church, 11764 Ferguson Valley Rd
Lewistown, PA 17044
How to donate blood:
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. 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, 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.