NEWS & Events

Ribbon Cutting at new Easton Location

On Wednesday, April 12, 2023, Miller-Keystone Blood Center welcomed guests to our newly relocated Easton Donor Center, located at 3765 Nicholas Street, Suite B (next door to Redner’s). MKBC’s Chief Operating Officer, Rami Nemeh, welcomed guests and provided an update on several MKBC programs and services. Comments were also made by Val Lewis, Chief Operating Officer, BSI Corporate Benefits and MKBC Community Partner for the Easton Donor Center; and certificates were presented by Lamont McClure, Northampton County Executive, and representatives for the Honorable Rep. Susan Wild, Sen. Lisa Boscola and Rep. Joe Emrick.

MKBC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

On Thursday, April 7, Miller-Keystone Blood Center welcomed approximately 250 guests at the Centennial Event Center at the Homewood Suites for our 50th Anniversary Celebration. The event celebrated many individuals and organizations contributing to our success since founding the Blood Center in 1971.

Highmark Foundation

On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, representatives from Miller-Keystone Blood Center and the Highmark Foundation held a press conference to announce the presentation of a two-year, $120,000 grant to underwrite MKBC’s Diversity Initiative. Pete Castagna, President & CEO of Miller-Keystone Blood Center, and Jane Brooks, Regional Manager of Community Affairs, Highmark Foundation, greeting guests at MKBC’s Hamilton Donor Center location in Allentown, acknowledging that this two-year partnership will help improve the overall health of the community, which includes increasing critically needed blood donations. According to Mr. Castagna, the Blood Center’s Diversity Initiative is an example of MKBC deepening its roots i n the downtown Allentown area, recruiting talent to assist in educating the community and strengthening the diversity of the blood supply for the hospitals and ultimately the patients that we serve.” For additional details on the importance of a diverse blood supply, click here.

Ribbon-Cutting Held for Hamilton Donor Center

On Thursday, March 10, a ribbon-cutting event was held at Miller-Keystone Blood Center’s new Hamilton Donor Center, located at Five City Center, 740 Hamilton Street, Suite 120 (Allentown). MKBC’s Pete Castagna, President & CEO, and Rami Nemeh, Chief Operating Officer, welcomed guests and provided an update on several MKBC initiatives. Comments were also made by the Honorable Matt Tuerk, Mayor of Allentown, and Rob Brooks, Owner of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms; and certificates were presented by representatives for the Honorable Sen. Pat Browne and Rep. Susan Wild. After cutting the ceremonial ribbon, we were also honored to have Mayor Tuerk – a first time blood donor – as the first donor at our new Hamilton Street location!


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