‘Heroes Blood Drive’ Kicks Off

Officials at Miller-Keystone Blood Center have announced that the second annual “Boots, Badges & Bandages” Heroes Blood Drive competition between firefighters, law enforcement and emergency medical service personnel kicks off on Memorial Day, May 25, and will run through Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2015. “Blood donations traditionally decline in the summer months, due to high school breaks and family vacations,” said Sean Tinney, Director of Marketing and Business Development for Miller-Keystone. “However, we still need to collect approximately 450 units per day, 365 days per year, to meet the transfusion needs of our regional hospitals. The Boots vs.

St. Theresa to Kick Off Catholic Schools Week With Blood Drive

Note: The following schedule was provided by St. Theresa School in Hellertown. Sunday, Jan. 25, Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service in Our Parish

Miller-Keystone Blood Drive 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Opening Mass 9 a.m. – All parishioners and present, past and future students and
school families are invited to participate in this special parish celebration. Kick-Off Parish Breakfast in Friendship Hall provided by the St.

Blood Donations Drive

Blood Bank Issues Urgent Donor Appeal

Miller-Keystone Blood Center issued an urgent appeal for donors of all blood types and platelets early Wednesday. Deb Otto, Miller-Keystone’s Director of Donor Resources, confirmed that the center’s inventory of red blood cells has reached critical levels. “The ideal blood inventory on our shelves should be a three-day supply, or approximately 1500 units,” she said. “At this time, we are only at about 500 units.”

“More than 450 donors are needed every day in our community, to help in the care of premature infants, accident victims, cancer patients and others in need of life-saving transfusions at our regional hospitals,” she added. “While we’ve had a decrease in the number of people donating, the demand at our hospitals remains steady.

Blood Donations Drive

Blood Donations Will Be Easier With ‘iScreen’

Note: The following is a news release from Miller-Keystone Blood Center. Miller-Keystone Blood Center (MKBC) is pleased to announce the launch of iScreen, a secure, private way for donors to complete their donor history questionnaire. Starting on Tuesday, Jan. 6, iScreen will be used by donors to answer these questions in a private setting at a blood drive or donation center or online on the day of donation, prior to their arrival. “iScreen is a secure Internet-based system that will allow a donor to answer his/her donor history questions confidentially,” explained Sean Tinney, Director of Marketing and Business Development, MKBC.