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.
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.
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