For the holiday season, consider giving the gift of life-saving blood.
Montgomery County Community College will be hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 1-6 PM in the College’s North Hall Gallery, 16 East High Street, Pottstown. Free parking is available at South Hall, 101 College Drive.
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Anyone who donates blood between Nov. 28 and Dec. 15 will receive a $10 Amazon gift card by email, thanks to the American Red Cross’s partners at Amazon.
Every donation helps to ease the strain on the nation’s blood supply and saves lives. Donating blood is quick, safe and easy. Blood donors of all types are needed to ensure the supply is available when people need it.
The blood drive at MCCC includes blood donations and the collection of Power Reds. Power Red donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact. During this type of donation, red blood cells are separated from other blood components, and the plasma and platelets are safely and comfortably returned to the donor. Eligible donors with types O, B negative or A negative blood are encouraged to make a Power Red donation.
To register, visit the American Red Cross’s website at redcrossblood.org
About Montgomery County Community College
For more than a half century, Montgomery County Community College has grown with the community to meet the evolving educational needs of Montgomery County. The college’s comprehensive curriculum includes more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as customized workforce training and certifications. Students enjoy the flexibility of learning at the college’s thriving campuses in Blue Bell and Pottstown, at the Culinary Arts Institute in Lansdale, and online.
As an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction, the institution is positioned at the vanguard of national efforts to remove barriers to access, improve learning outcomes, and increase completion for all students. The college also is recognized regionally and nationally for its sustainability leadership, work with military veterans, community service and service-learning opportunities, and use of classroom technology. For six consecutive years, MCCC has been named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges in the nation by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development for its commitment to diversity through inclusive learning and work environments, student and staff recruitment and retention practices, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities. For more information, visit its website.