Harper to Host Blood Drive March 17
Donors urgently needed to boost Red Cross blood supply
BLUE BELL – Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood, and according to the American Red Cross, more than 36,000 units of red blood cells, 7,000 units of platelets and 10,000 units of plasma are needed every day to meet that demand.
Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) is once again joining with Whitpain Township to give local residents the opportunity to donate a pint at her annual Blood Drive and Legislative Information Day on Friday, March 17, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Whitpain Township Building in Blue Bell.
“As is typical during the winter months, the blood supply is down and the Red Cross is in urgent need of donors to replenish the supply,” Harper said. “If you’ve never given blood before, now is the time to do it. It’s quick, easy and saves lives.
“I’m ready to roll up my sleeve, and I hope you will, too,” Harper added.
Persons in good health can donate a unit of blood as often as every eight weeks. People age 17 and older are eligible to donate. Teens who are 16 years of age may do so with the written permission of their parents.
To schedule an appointment to donate blood at Harper’s blood drive, call her office at 610-277-3230 or visit KateHarper.net
and click on the “Blood Drive” button in the right column. Enter the sponsor code “Kate Harper” and choose your donation time. The event is held in conjunction with the American Red Cross.
In addition to the blood drive, visitors to the Whitpain Township building will have the opportunity to talk with Harper’s Blue Bell office staff about state government programs and services.
The Whitpain Township Building is located at 960 Wentz Road in Blue Bell
Representative Kate Harper
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Rep. Harper’s Blue Bell Office