Promotions & Events
Summer Promotions 2013
Summers are traditionally a difficult time to recruit enough blood donors to meet the transfusion needs of our community hospitals. Schedule your appointment to donate this summer, and you can enter for the opportunity to win some wonderful raffle prizes. Click here for more information!
World Blood Donor Day 2013
Join us on Friday, June 14 to celebrate World Blood Donor Day 2013! Each year, this is a day to thank our volunteer blood donors for giving the gift of life, and to encourage all eligible blood donors to donate on a regular basis. Visit any of our donor centers or mobile locations and enter for the opportunity to win one of three special prizes. Click here for more information!
Register to donate at any MKBC donor center or community blood drive this summer, and enter for your chance to win an iPad! Click here for more information!
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Tips to Stay Healthy During Flu Season
If you are experiencing flu like symptoms, or have been exposed to anyone with the same symptoms, please consult your doctor before donating blood.
MKBC: Latest News
Blood Center Announces Change for Hematocrit Donor Deferral
In evaluating donor histories, MKBC has noticed that some donors are frequently deferred because their hematocrit (iron) is low. The current policy of the Blood Center is to defer these donors for one (1) day. However, we are finding that one (1) day is frequently insufficient time for a donor to bring a low hematocrit up enough to qualify as a community blood donor. Beginning Monday, May 13, 2013, the Blood Center will be deferring these donors for 56 days. This is being done so that our donors do not unnecessarily undergo finger sticks. In addition, it provides donors having low iron additional time to replenish it. For more information on iron nutrition, click here.
Cruise 2013 Raffle Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 "Cruise Aboard the LifeLine" raffle, including: Deborah Arana (1st place $500), Edward Bandics (2nd place $300) and Joe Collins (3rd place $250)!
A Bloody Good Tale To Tell.
Pottstown High School students and staff give a little extra to help others. Click here to read full blog.
Give Blood, Get Cookies .
Today, after getting that darn baby ready for school, getting myself ready for work, having a parent teacher conference, grabbing some breakfast and driving my morning commute, I also managed to save three lives. Click here to read full blog.
Click here to read our latest Community Connection newsletter (Spring 2013).
Changes to the Donation Experience
Over the next few months, donors will begin to notice a few changes in the Donor Collections area and our Canteen. These changes are being implemented as additional measures to help ensure the safety of our donors, and decrease the possibility of donor reactions.
Click Here for more information on these changes.