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Lifesaver Rewards Bonus Days:

  • Aug 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 27-30 (100 points)
  • Sept 2-6 (DOUBLE points)
  • Sept 11 (100 BONUS points)
  • Sept 24-27 (100 BONUS points)

Earn points every time you donate, and redeem your points in our Online Donor Store for a wide variety of gifts. Be sure to check out some of the NEW items that were recently added! To learn more, click here!


T-Shirt Days at our Donor Centers!

Register to donate at any MKBC Donor Center (Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Pittston, Reading or Trenton) is July and receive a complimentary t-shirt (while supplies last!) Our Stars & Stripes shirt will be available through July 8, followed up by the Summer Lifesaver design. To schedule your donation, click here


Appointment-Only Policy in Effect

While walk-in donors are typically welcome and accepted as time permits, in the current “social distancing” environment, we have temporarily adopted an appointment-only policy. If you are unable to schedule a donation at the preferred time, please consider scheduling your donation for 1-2-3 weeks from now, as blood donations will continue to be needed to provide for the transfusion needs of our regional hospitals.

It is our current policy for donor collection staff to wear a mask/face covering. However, fully vaccinated blood donors may choose whether to wear a mask during their visit.


New Donor Eligibility Guidelines

If you have previously been told that you are unable to donate for the community blood supply, there is a chance that you are now able to!  In November 2020, eligibility criteria for blood donors was updated to reflect current US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines. To review the most up-to-date information, click here!

Adopt-A-Day

If business or time constraints are too challenging for your organization to run an on-site bloodmobile drive, our Adopt-A-Day program offers partnering organizations the flexibility of enabling employees, family and friends to host a blood drive at one of our Donor Centers and be recognized in the community! Click here for program details!

Double Your Impact!

Double Red Cell donations let you give more of what’s needed most by transfusion patients. Double Red Cell donations are similar to whole blood, except a single machine gives you the ability to safely donate two units of red blood cells during one sitting, while returning your plasma and platelets to you. Our Make Mine A Double Club rewards donors who make the commitment to donate Double Red Cells three times throughout the calendar year with an exclusive, Make Mine A Double T-shirt. Click here to learn more.

Universal O-Neg Heroes Club

While only 6.6% of the population has O Negative blood, 100% of the population can receive it. This is why O Negative blood is considered the “Universal Blood Type,” meaning it can be transfused to anybody in need regardless of their blood type. This is important in emergencies when hospitals don’t have time to determine the patient’s blood type. It is also why O Negative blood is always in short supply. Join our Universal (O Neg) Heroes Club and receive a FREE Exclusive Universal (O Neg) Heroes Club t-shirt when you meet the annual requirements. For more information, click here.

Hope for a Match

MKBC is committed to finding perfect matches and saving more lives in our diverse, ethnic communities through our Hope For A Match Rare Donor Program. Like the color of your eyes and hair, blood type is also inherited… and while rare blood types exist in every population, the challenge is finding a perfect match for patients. By diversifying the blood supply, we can instill hope and save more lives! To learn more about our Hope for a Match Rare Donor Program, click here!

Celebrate Hope

Our Celebrate Hope program works to unite some of our transfusion recipients with the blood donors who helped save their lives! If you received blood in transfusions performed by our member hospitals and would be interested in possibly meeting some of your lifesavers, click here for more information.

“My Profile” Mobile Shortcut

Did you know that by using MKBC’s Mobile Shortcut, you can schedule donations, view appointments, review test results, rate our staff and more, all from the comfort of your mobile device(s)? Click here to learn more or set up your device!

Blood Drive Coordinator Mobile Shortcut

Blood Drive Coordinators — did you know that by using MKBC’s Mobile Shortcut, you have access to all of the tools you’ll need to run a successful blood drive? You’ll find info on your past blood drives, marketing materials, promotional messages and more, all available from the comfort of your mobile device(s)! Click here to learn more or set up your device.

2021 Platelet Weekend Warrior Club

Hospitals tend to schedule surgeries or treatments requiring platelets on Mondays & Tuesdays. Since platelets only have a shelf life of five days, platelets that are donated on Saturdays & Sundays are used early in the week. In addition, less people tend to donate during the weekends, creating a potential shortage on those days. Learn about our Platelet Weekend Warrior Club, which rewards donors who make the commitment to donate platelets at least 12 weekends throughout the calendar year. To learn more, click here.