Did you know that more than half of the blood that we supply to our regional hospitals comes from mobile blood drives held throughout our region? Each year, MKBC conducts more than 2,000 bloodmobile site visits throughout eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey.
In order to continue providing your lifesaving blood donations to your community hospitals, MKBC has purchased a new blood mobile. MKBC has dedicated this bloodmobile in memory of Wayne Leibensperger, Jr., a young, dedicated blood donor who passed away in a fatal accident in March 2014.
Wayne began donating blood when he was a student at Salisbury High School in Salisbury Township. Unlike many young donors who do not continue donating regularly after graduation, Wayne made a commitment to donate through MKBC every eight weeks. In a short period of time, Wayne was able to meet a major milestone: one gallon of blood donated.
According to Wayne’s family, after every donation he would show his mother his arm and say, “Hey Mom, I saved a life today.” Through his selfless dedication, Wayne was able to save many lives before he passed away at 21 years of age; he was a true hero. Our hope is that the Wayne Leibensperger, Jr. Memorial Bloodmobile will instill hope and inspiration throughout our community, motivating more people to honor Wayne by continuing his legacy to become life-long donors.
Nearly sixty percent of the blood we collect comes from our mobile drives, making reliable bloodmobiles a necessary priority in order to maintain a safe, adequate, and continuous blood supply. Monetary contributions assist not only in the acquisition of a new bloodmobile, but allow us to memorialize a very special young man from our community.
To make a contribution towards the Wayne Leibensperger, Jr. Memorial Bloodmobile, please click here!
If you are an organization or business interested in sponsoring the Wayne Leibensperger, Jr. Memorial Bloodmobile, please click here!
For any questions or clarification, please contact : Mike McShane, Director of Development