College Conducts Dec. 13 Red Cross Blood Drive

POTTSTOWN PA – A blood drive for the American Red Cross will be hosted by Montgomery County Community College on Dec. 13 (2022; Tuesday) from 1-6 p.m. at the college’s North Hall Gallery, 16 E. High St., with free parking available at adjacent South Hall, 101 College Dr.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. To register, visit the American Red Cross website, here.

Every donation helps to ease the strain on the nation’s blood supply and saves lives, the college noted. Donating blood is quick, safe and easy, it added. Blood donors of all types are needed to ensure the supply is available when in demand.

Besides the life-saving assistance there’s another incentive, too. Anyone who donates blood between Nov. 28 and Dec. 15 will receive a $10 gift card by e-mail, thanks to the American Red Cross partners at Amazon.

The college blood drive will include blood donations and the collection of Power Reds. Power Red donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, maximizing their impact. During this donation, red blood cells are separated from other blood components, and the plasma and platelets are safely and comfortably returned to the donor.

Eligible donors with types O, B negative or A negative blood are encouraged to make a Power Red donation, the college said.