7th Annual Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive in Lansdale
July 17 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Join your neighbors in saving lives at the 7th annual Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive in Lansdale. All presenting donors will receive a gift bag, free entry into prize drawings and snacks. Appointments for the drive can be scheduled at www.chablooddrive.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (mention sponsor code “CHAMemorial”).
Your participation in this very special event can help ensure that blood products are always available for patients who need them while also supporting two important local organizations. For every unit of blood collected, Carol’s family will make donations to Greater Harleysville and North Penn Senior Services, which helps older adults live independently and remain active, and to NAMI Montgomery County PA, which provides support and advocacy for local individuals and families affected by mental illness. If the blood drive collection surpasses last year’s total of 114 units, these donations will be doubled.
The Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive honors the memory of area resident Carol Axelrod, who became dependent on blood products while being treated for multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Because blood was available every time she needed a transfusion, she was able to celebrate her 60th birthday and see her granddaughter turn three years old before she passed away in July 2008. Her family founded the memorial blood drive later that year with a mission of enabling other patients to spend more time with their loved ones by furthering understanding of the importance of donating blood. The blood drives held in Carol’s memory, which now take place four times each year in different locations, have collected enough blood products to have helped more than 12,800 patients.
For more information visit www.chablooddrive.org.