This is the eleventh year that the United Way has teamed with the American Red Cross and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce for the 9-11 Memorial Blood Drive. The Blood Drive hours will be held Saturday, September 14 from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Delaware Valley School District Middle School gymnasium.
The only requirements are you must be 17 years of age or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health, and have identification with you. Walk-Ins are welcome.
"Delaware Valley is pleased to be part of the Annual Day of Caring and the 9-11 Memorial Blood Drive. The American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. Needless to say, it is a challenge to have the supply to meet the demand. The goal for this Blood Drive is 75 units, each unit potentially saving three lives. We know that our residents and supporters can achieve this goal!" said Ronald Collins, DVHS Principal and UWPC Board Member.
"Every day, more than 40,000 pints of blood are needed for patients in the United States. Blood is used for the treatment of cancer patients, people with blood disorders, premature babies, transplant recipients, trauma victims and more. Each whole blood donation can help save up to three lives. I am proud to be part of an organization that supports this critically necessary cause. I hope that many will come out to donate blood and dp something amazing!" stated Catherine Capasso, UWPC Executive Director.
"Our organization is proud to support the efforts of both the United Way of Pike County and the American Red Cross with the Annual 9-11 Memorial Blood Drive As a special thank you for being a donor, the Pike County Chamber of Commerce will provide the canteen with juice, cookies and baked goodies for all to enjoy." stated Leeann Camarero, Pike County Chamber of Commerce.
If you would like to make an appointment to donate, contact Catherine Capasso, United Way Executive Director at (570)296-9980. For further information about the Blood Drive or The Day of Caring visit the website at www.unitedwaypike.org, or call toll free 888-306-6963. For help now: www.pikepahelp.org.