American Red Cross Reports KISS-FM Blood Drive Tremendous Success

February 23, 2010

Williamsport, PA (January 12, 2010) – The American Red Cross reports that 122 units of potentially

lifesaving blood were collected at the KISS FM blood drive held on January 4

Banquet Room in Williamsport. Since one unit of blood may help up to three patients, 366 patients

may be helped as a result of this blood drive. Radio station sponsor 102.7 KISS FM recruited their

listeners in the hope of reaching their goal of 102 units. Instead listeners in Lycoming County

succeeded not only in achieving that number but actually going beyond by 20 units.

“We are very grateful for the generous response of all the donors in Lycoming County for donating

blood on January 4

Ferlenda, Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross, Northeastern Pennsylvania Region. “Blood is

needed every day in area hospitals including during the winter season for patients such as premature

babies, cancer patients and accident victims.”

During the KISS-FM blood drive, blood donors were treated to KISS-FM personalities broadcasting

live from the drive between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Presenting donors also received several giveaways.

The Genetti Hotel donated five brunch certificates. Dunkin’ Donuts in Williamsport donated coupons

redeemable for a dozen free donuts. The American Red Cross gave out hand-warmers to all

presenting donors.

To make an appointment to donate blood, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. To find out how you

can volunteer at American Red Cross blood drives, please call Cathy Slykhuis at 570-574-

7020. Volunteers are needed now. You may also register online at

th at the Genetti Hotelth and to the enthusiastic support of our valued partners at KISS-FM,” stated Tony

Individuals who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission), weigh at least

110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. 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.



Contact: Elaine St. Peter

(860)284-7001; (201)694-1768