Palmerton, PA – Miller-Keystone’s community blood drive at the West End Fire Company #2 in Palmerton on Wednesday January 18th drew 72 potential donors, and 59 units of blood were collected.
Several donors reached their gallon milestones and four first time donors attended!
Many volunteers are involved in a blood drive. They included: Helen Nonnemaker, Beverly Hargreaves, Terri Sebelin, Marge Parambo, Helen Nonnemaker, Tara Wargo, Marian Hoffner, Cindy Heinbach, Sue Olivia, Brenda Wentz, Darlene Nothstein, Romaine Beige, Pamela Andrews, Marybeth Beers, Linda Frey, Jane Cervenak, Shirley Greene, Mary Taschler, Carol Papay, Evelyn Plechavy, Bernice Kleintop, Dorothy Strohl, Anastia Hinkle, and Jean Fritzinger, among others.
The next Miller Keystone community blood drive in Palmerton will be on March 20th at the West End Fire Company. New for 2017, donors can register online at www.giveapint.org and reserve donation times. Donors can save time by completing the donor history questionnaire prior to your donation with iScreen from the registration page.
In order to donate blood, individuals must be 16 years of age or older, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, feel healthy on the day of their donation & provide valid identification. Consent of parent/guardian is required for 16-year-old donors; additional donor eligibility requirements can be found at GIVEaPINT.org.
To schedule an appointment or volunteer with the Palmerton Area Community Blood Drive, contact Alice Wanamaker at 484-274-2080 or AliceW@CarbonCountyChamber.org appointments can also be scheduled online at giveapint.org and reference sponsor code 1361.