What’s Happening at MKBC?

What’s Happening at MKBC?

It’s easy to find out what’s happening at Miller-Keystone Blood Center!

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Lifesaver Rewards Bonus Days:

  • December 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29 30, 31 (DOUBLE bonus points)
  • January 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (DOUBLE bonus points)
  • January 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 (100 BONUS points)
  • January 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 29, 30, 31 (DOUBLE bonus points)
  • February 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (100 BONUS points)
  • February 17, 18, 19, 20 (100 BONUS points)

Earn points every time you donate, and redeem your points in our Online Donor Store for a wide variety of gifts. To learn more, click here!


Holiday Hero T-Shirts 

Register to donate blood at any MKBC Donor Center from December 1 – December 22, and receive a limited-edition, complimentary MKBC t-shirt (while supplies last)! To schedule your appointment, click here.


Veterans Still Serving Program

Click here to learn about the complimentary Challenge Coin we would like to present to our military veteran blood donors as a token of our appreciation for your service to our country and our community.

The FDA recently updated their eligibility guidelines for military veterans who served out of the country – and you may now be eligible!  Click here to determine if you are now able to donate for the community blood supply.


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.

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.

Thank the Donor®

Thank the Donor® (TtD) is a program which allows blood donors and transfusion recipients to anonymously connect, enabling the recipient to thank the donor for their lifesaving generosity via email. Our TtD program is now live with Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Geisinger Cancer Center, Reading Hospital/Tower Health, and the St. Luke’s University Health System.   For details on how the Thank the Donor® program works, 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.

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!

“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.