Newsmakers to Feature: American Red Cross July 13 & 20 2014

By Jayne Ann Bugda |

Published 07/12 2014 12:22AM

Updated 08/23 2014 01:06AM

  Becoming an American Red Cross Blood or Platelet donor is the focus of the July Newsmakers Program which airs this Sunday, July 13.

 The monthly public affairs program is hosted by Senior Producer Jayne Ann Bugda and the I-Team’s Andy Mehalshick. 

 Blood Donations help many people every day- and that’s all in thanks to those who faithfully donate blood and platelets.  Joining Bugda and Mehalshick will be Robert Kessler - Chief Executive Officer  American Red Cross  Penn-Jersey / Northeastern Pennsylvania Blood Services Region; Jodi Ferris – Blood Recipient; Peter Bonczewski – For the Love of Pete Organizer; and William Goldsworthy – Platelet Donor.

The panel will discuss the donation process and give personal accounts of how blood and platelet donations helped them or a loved one and how they are now paying it forward to help others.  Colin Riccobon of the America Red Cross was instrumental is coordinating this program. 

Newsmakers will air Sunday, July 13 at 6:30 am on WYOU.  The program will also air on Sunday, July 20 at 11:30 am on WBRE.   

For more information donating Blood or Platelets  American Red Cross Website

For the Love of Pete Blood Drive in memory of Pete Bonczewski will be held on July 26 from 8 am to 2 pm at St. Anthony's Maronite Church, 311 Park Avenue in Kingston.

Blood Drive in Memory of Greyson Allen will be held in March- of 2015.

To Schedule an Appointment

1-800-Red Cross


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