Saturday, 14 - Monday, 30 January, 2023
Platelet and Blood donations in memory of Matt Miller are currently being accepted at Miller-Keystone Blood Center’s Reading fixed site. Matt was a dedicated platelet donor whose generosity impacted the lives of dozens in need of lifesaving transfusions in our regional hospitals. What better way to honor Matt’s memory than to donate Platelets or Blood in his memory!
- Sponsor: In Memory of Matt Miller
- Dates: January 14 – January 31
- Location: MKBC Reading Donor Center, 2745A Leicz’s Bridge Road, Reading (for GPS, use: 1047 Old Bernville Road, Reading)
Be sure to include Group ID# 8912 in the “notes” section when you register!
Individuals registering in the month of January are also automatically entered into a raffle for a new Amazon Fire!
CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT!
APPOINTMENTS ARE PREFERRED, HOWEVER WALK-IN DONORS ARE WELCOME & ACCEPTED AS TIME PERMITS
What are Platelets and why are they important?
Platelets are a component of blood that help control bleeding and bruising.
They are very important for heart surgery patients, burn victims,
premature babies, and especially cancer patients.
Platelets have the shortest shelf life of all blood components,
lasting only 7 days after donation. That means they are in
constant demand for life-saving treatments.
Assuming they meet all other general eligibility requirements,
individuals can safely donate platelets every eight (8) days.