Marines team up with Central PA Blood Bank for blood drive
Blood donations are always in need across the country.
A blood drive was held in Dauphin County on Saturday to help increase supply.
The public was invited to the drive, held at the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County.
Many Marine Corps recruits were also on hand rolling up their sleeves. Just one blood donation has the potential to help three people in need of blood.
Kathy O’Day, Donor Resource Consultant with the Central Blood Bank says, “We were to collect 10-units of blood today, which we have collected more, but that would be 30-patients right there from those 10-units, local patients who would be helped by this.”
Marine Corps Recruiter Sgt. Bryan Weber says, “We want to give back to the community, we want to show that we care because we do, otherwise we wouldn’t do the things that we do.”
This is the second time the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank has teamed up with the recruiting center. Organizers say more than two dozen units were collected.