WBS Penguins partner with MKBC to celebrate National Blood Donor Month!

WBS Penguins partner with MKBC to celebrate National Blood Donor Month!

Sunday, 01 - Tuesday, 31 January, 2023

January is National Blood Donor Month, and the
Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins have partnered with MKBC
for a month-long blood drive at our Pittston Donor Center!

The winter is traditionally a challenging time for blood centers, as holiday activity, combined with inclement weather and seasonal illnesses, prevent many people from donating. However, MKBC still needs at least 350 donations every day to meet the transfusion needs of our regional hospitals as they care for cancer patients, premature babies, accident victims, surgical patients, and more.

To help bolster the region’s blood supply, the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins are proudly hosting a month-long blood drive at MKBC’s Pittston Donor Center, located at 400 Route 315, Suite E.

Individuals visiting Miller-Keystone Blood Center’s table at select Penguins games can enter to win a pair of tickets to an upcoming WBS Penguins/LV Phantoms game in Allentown. A total of three (3) pairs of tickets will be awarded. Congratulations to our winners, including:

  • Cecelia B., Dunmore PA
  • Stacy A., Moscow, PA
  • Giselle M., Wilkes-Barre, PA

Donating blood is completely safe and easy! The entire process, from when you walk through our doors until you enjoy refreshments in our Canteen is only about 45 minutes, and the actual blood donation lasts approximately 6-10 minutes. If you would like to confirm that you are eligible to donate blood, click here.

And your lifesaving generosity will help to save the life of of someone in urgent need of a blood transfusion… someone like Sofia. To hear Sofia’s story, click here.

January | National Blood Donor Month Event Details

The names of all individuals registering to donate blood at MKBC’s Pittston Donor Center during the month of January with the Penguins Group Code (#E072) will be automatically entered into our Grand Prize Drawing. Prizes include:

  • a set of four (4) tickets and a fan-boni experience at the Mohegan Sun Arena
  • a set of four (4) tickets in The Morning Call Club at the PPL Center for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms vs the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins on Friday, March 17
  • a pair of two (2) tickets and parking pass to the Philadelphia Flyers vs. Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, March 5 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia


Be sure to include Group ID# E072 in the “notes” section when you register!

Miller-Keystone Blood Center  |  400 Route 315, Suite E, Pittston