Northampton Press

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Summer blood donations needed

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

LEHIGH VALLEY

The Miller-Keystone Blood Center has issued an urgent appeal for donors of all blood types. More than 450 donors are needed every day regionally. Donations decrease during the summer due to vacations and increased travel, accidents and seasonal illnesses.

Individual donors must be 16 years old (parental consent required) or older, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be feeling healthy and provide valid identification. They may not have donated in the past eight weeks.

For more information or to schedule a donation, call 1-800-B-A-DONOR (223-6667). Donors can also visit giveapint.org to schedule an appointment online or to find a blood drive in the community.