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Donating to MKBC

Financial Giving Options

Explore various avenues for making a financial contribution to MKBC and become a part of our mission to save lives. Whether it's a one-time gift or a monthly contribution, there are various ways to get involved and make a positive difference in our community. Discover the ways you can give, and join us in this noble endeavor.

Here are a few ways to give a gift:

Monthly Gift

Monthly giving is a convenient and sustainable way to support MKBC. Complete the giving form and indicate the dollar amount you wish to have charged to your credit card monthly. It’s that simple. Donate Now

Gifts by Mail

Please send your check made payable to Miller-Keystone 
Blood Center
Miller-Keystone Blood Center
Attn: Development Office
1465 Valley Center Parkway
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Matching Gifts

Many companies match charitable gifts made by employees or retirees, which can double or even triple the value of your gift. Some companies even match gifts made by spouses of employees and corporate directors. Ask your human resource or community relations department if your company offers a match. There are varying processes at each organization for completing the match, and the human resource department will be able to help you learn the process at your organization.

Gifts by phone

Call the Development Office Directly at 610-419-5275

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Gifts of Securities

Miller-Keystone Blood Center (MKBC) can accept gifts of securities electronically. There are advantages to making a philanthropic gift to a favorite charity like MKBC. In fact, appreciated securities held for more than one year may provide benefits to you and may provide a way to help you to achieve your long-term financial objective of reducing your income and estate taxes.

  • A charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the gifted securities as of the date of the gift.
  • An opportunity to eliminate capital gains tax that would ordinarily become due if you had sold the appreciated securities on the open market and donated the proceeds from the sale to charity.
  • An ability to claim your charitable deduction against up to 30% of your adjusted gross income and any unused deductions can be carried forward over the next five years.
  • If you have securities that have declined in value over the years and are interested in gifting them to a charitable organization like MKBC, you may find it more advantageous to sell the securities first and contribute the proceeds as opposed to gifting the securities outright. This strategy could allow you to claim a deduction for both the loss from the sale of the securities as well as the charitable gift.
  • In addition, if you are considering gifting stock that is subject to a cash merger or tender offer, it is important to consider the tax on the capital gain even though you may transfer the shares before the tender offer became effective.
  • You should always consult with your tax/financial advisors before initiating a charitable gift arrangement.

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The Process

We try to make the process of transferring gifts of security simple, so please use the information below.


It is important that you contact MKBC regarding the transfer so that we are able to provide you with the information necessary to make the gift and so that MKBC is aware from whom the donated transferred securities came. MKBC and Morgan Stanley Account Information can be obtained by reaching out to Lina Barbieri, Chief Philanthropy Officer, at 610-419-5275 and she will provide you with the MKBC Account name and # at Morgan Stanley at that time.

Recognizing our Financial Supporters

We recognize and thank those members of the Miller-Keystone Blood Center family who provide the Center with annual financial support.

  • $1 - $99 – MKBC Sustainers
  • $100 - $499 – MKBC Partners
  • $500- - $999 – MKBC Benefactors
  • $1,000+  MKBC Champions

Consecutive Giving Societies

All blood types are eligible to donate platelets. Donors who have been pregnant or had a blood transfusion must be tested for antibodies against the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) prior to donating platelets.

  • The Ten-Year Club: Created to honor and thank those who have given consistently for 10 consecutive (or more) years.
  • The Fifteen-Year Club: Created to honor and thank those who have given consistently for 15 consecutive (or more) years.
  • The Twenty-Year Club: Created to honor and thank those who have given consistently for 20 consecutive (or more) years.

Cumulative Giving Societies

Created to honor and thank those who have given generously throughout the years. Membership is based on a person’s or organization's total contributions over time. Every type of gift is added together and counted.

  • BRONZE: $5,000 Cumulative Giving Society
  • SILVER: $10,000 Cumulative Giving Society
  • GOLD: $25,000 Cumulative Giving Society
  • PLATINUM: $50,000 Cumulative Giving Society
  • DIAMOND: $100,000 Cumulative Giving Society

Life Saving Legacy Society

  • Created to remember and thank MKBC friends who make provisions in their estate plans for the Blood Center.

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