HAZLETON, PA – Carbon County Chamber of Commerce, 110 N. Third Street, Lehighton, will be hosting a blood drive on Monday, June 14. The blood drive, held in conjunction with Miller-Keystone Blood Center – exclusive blood provider to 18 regional hospitals including Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Palmerton Hospital, Hazleton General Hospital, St. Luke’s Miners Memorial Hospital, and the Lehigh Valley Health Network – will be held from 2:30pm-5:30pm.
“Blood supplies traditionally diminish during the summer months due to family vacations and increased travel, combined with seasonal illnesses,” explains Marie D’Amato, Donor Resources Representative. “However, it is important to remember that our regional hospitals require over 450 units of blood daily to care for their patients, which include premature infants, trauma patients, burn victims and cancer patients. Therefore, it is critical that blood used today be replaced today.”
In order to donate, individuals must be 17 years of age or older, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be feeling healthy; they must not have donated in the past eight weeks. All donors must also provide valid identification; ID must have the donor’s name printed on it, as well as a photo and/or signature.
For more information or to pre-register for donation, call 610-379-5000.