Sunday, February 08, 2009

Have a Heart: NET Blood Donation Night

Have a Heart: NET Blood Donation Night (Weds., Feb. 11)

Join NET members by donating blood at the Miller Keystone Blood Center.

“Often, people don’t consider the importance of having sufficient supplies of blood on the shelf until they or a family member need it,” D. Kip Kuttner, D.O, Vice President & Medical Director, Miller-Keystone Blood Center says. “But by that time, it is too late… we don’t have the time to begin the recruitment process, the blood is needed right then and there.”

Please join the NET in meeting the blood demand the Second Wednesday of every month.

Donating blood is completely safe and easy, and takes less than one hour. In order to donate, individuals must be 17 years of age or older, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be feeling healthy; they must not have donated in the past eight weeks. First-time donors are also asked to bring photo identification, such as a driver’s license. In addition you cannot have new piercings or tattoos within one year.

Miller-Keystone is the Lehigh Valley's only blood resource, supplying blood to Blue Mountain Health System, Easton Hospital, Greater Hazleton Health Alliance, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Lehigh Valley Hospital Health Network, Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Sacred Heart Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network and Warren Hospital.

  • Location: Miller Keystone Blood Center 1465 Valley Center Parkway, Bethlehem, PA 18017
  • Date/Time: Weds., Feb. 11
  • Cost: Free