Why Give Blood?

Why is it so important to give blood?

There is no substitute for human blood. From cancer patients to accident victims, premature babies and more, your generosity contributes to saving lives right here in our community. We’re the only blood supplier to 22 hospitals in our region and we need 450 donors to meet the daily needs of transfusion patients. Learn why blood matters and how you can start saving lives today.

Why Give Blood?

When you give blood, you save lives and improve the health of your community. But it’s not just about what […]

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What Are The Top 10 Excuses For Not Donating Blood?

1. “I’M AFRAID OF NEEDLES.” Often times, the hardest part about deciding to donate blood is overcoming the fear of […]

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Why Are Platelets So Important?

Platelets are tiny, colorless, disc-shaped particles circulating in blood that help control bleeding and bruising. They activate a substance in […]

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What Can I Expect When Donating Blood?

The entire donation process, from registration to release, will take 45 minutes to two hours, depending on the type of […]

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What Is Automated Donation/Apheresis

Automated Donation, or Apheresis, is the process by which platelets and other blood components are collected from a donor using […]

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Did You Know That Blood Has An Expiration Date?

This means that regular blood donations by a sufficient number of healthy people are needed to ensure that safe blood […]

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Who Can Donate Blood?

If you have more specific questions regarding your eligibility, please contact Miller-Keystone Blood Center’s Donor Resources Department at 1-800-B-A-DONOR.   […]

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Is It Safe To Donate Blood?

Donating blood is safer today than it has ever been before. Miller-Keystone Blood Center follows five layers of safety procedures: […]

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Texting Reminders Now Available

Need a reminder? We can now send you convenient text messages about upcoming appointments and eligibility directly to your cell […]

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Shortcuts to Saving Lives

At Miller-Keystone Blood Center, we strive to be the best in customer service. We are committed to making the donation […]

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What Is the International Blood Donor Emoji campaign?

There is an emoji for almost everything today, from puppies ? to sports ⚾??  to your favorite foods ???. But did […]

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What’s Happening at MKBC?

It’s easy to find out what’s happening at Miller-Keystone Blood Center! X Pints for Preemies Blood Drive Join the March […]

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