Fleetwood Fall Blood Drive a Success

Posted on December 11, 2017 by


The Miller-Keystone Blood Center Blood Drive took place at Fleetwood Area High School recently and was a huge success. Taking place on 19 October, many students turned out to donate blood. The drive was in honor of Alison Stern, who passed away earlier this year.

Miller-Keystone’s cause reaches throughout the Berks area and other counties. Having operated for over forty years and having many drives and centers, they continue to be successful. They describe their mission on their website as, “saving lives by partnering with our community to provide a continuous supply of blood products and services.”

The drive was a group effort, as many students and teachers turned out for the drive as both donors and volunteers.

“No one has ever had any serious complications from blood donating, and it is just a minor thing,” senior Julia Donohoe said.

“I’ve always wanted to participate because it really is a great cause,” senior Tianna Columbo said.

Once blood is donated, it is shipped to a testing center. Once the blood is separated, it is given to hospitals in over 5 counties.

“Give it a try.  You are doing a wonderful thing for people who need blood,” nurse Mrs. Bonnie Fansler said.

Donating can help save lives, and if you missed this past drive, there are plenty more to sign up for at the high school, including some during the spring.

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