Every year Miller-Keystone needs 58,000 pints of blood to supply the 29 hospitals that they are the sole provider for. Approximately 36,000 of those are acquired through individual blood drives. The rest come from their 6 permanent locations that are open certain days of the week. With elective surgery put on hold for the last few months, they were able to supply the hospitals for emergency cases. However elective surgery is slowly resuming.

You can help meet this increased need by joining us for a blood drive on July 13th from 1 to 6 pm at Zwingli UCC, 250 Wile Ave., Souderton. You can register as early as today on-line at giveapint.org. Click on Give Blood on the top left, click on the Schedule Now box, key in 18964 for the Zip Code, choose Include Mobil Drives, set both dates to 07/13/2020, then click on Search. Face masks must be worn and screening will be conducted before entering. Plus due to distancing guidelines, walk-ins will not be taken for this drive. For further information, contact Jim See at 21m5ee@comcast.net.