11th Annual Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive at Lankenau Medical Center

October 15, 2018
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Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive
October 15, 2018 to October 16, 2018
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. both days
The 11th Annual Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive at Lankenau Medical Center will be held on October 15 and 16, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days, at Lankenau’s Annenberg Conference Center. Our goal is to collect 300 units of blood at this drive, enabling us to help as many as 900 hospital patients! All presenting blood donors will receive a gift bag, free entry into prize drawings, special refreshments, and free parking. In addition, as part of an ongoing “Community CHAllenge” initiative, Carol’s family will make donations to the Lower Merion Township Scholarship Fund and Narberth Ambulance Company for every unit of blood collected at the drive. To schedule an appointment to donate, visit www.chablooddrive.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (mention sponsor code “CHAMemorial”). The blood drive honors the memory of local resident Carol H. 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 working to ensure that lifesaving blood products are always available for those who need them. 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 11,000 patients.