Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive

October 07, 2021
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Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive
October 07, 2021 to October 07, 2021
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive honors the memory of Main Line 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, and the blood drives held in Carol’s memory to date have collected enough blood products to have helped nearly 16,000 patients. Please join us on October 7 as we say a special “Thank you!” to everyone who has helped us save lives over the years! In recognition of all those who are working tirelessly to fight the disease that has affected so many families like Carol’s, donations will be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Cancer Center Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for every unit of blood collected at the drive. All presenting donors will receive a special gift. For more information, including details about blood donation following COVID-19 vaccination, visit Thank you for scheduling your lifesaving donation appointment today!