Our family’s heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who supported the 9th Annual Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive at Lankenau Medical Center on October 19 and 20! We are happy to announce that 239 units were collected at the drive, meaning that as many as 717 patients will be able to receive the lifesaving transfusions they need. Your generosity and commitment have made it possible for more than 700 patients to spend more time with their families!

We are also pleased that the drive was able to raise awareness and support for the Ardmore Avenue Community Center and Main Line Meals on Wheels, two organizations that are doing very important work in the community.

Blood products must be on the shelves, and ready to use, before they are needed—and the need is constant. We hope that you will continue to donate blood throughout the winter months, when shortages often occur. 

Thank you again for your help, your support, and your commitment to saving lives. We look forward to seeing you at our blood drives in 2017—mark your calendar now!

The Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive - 2017 Dates

May 9, 2017 - Radnor Township Municipal Building, Wayne, PA

July 12, 2017 - The Reserve at Gwynedd, Lansdale, PA

October 9 & 10, 2017 - 10th Annual Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive at Lankenau     Medical Center

For more information about our blood drives, please contact us at info@chablooddrive.org. We look forward to hearing from you!


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Thanks to you, in 2016 the Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive:

* Collected 466 units of blood, enough to help almost 1,400 hospital patients
* Surpassed the milestone of 2,500 cumulative units collected since our first blood drive in 2008
* Doubled the length of our summer blood drive, enabling us to help more patients during a critical time
* Raised awareness and support for six local nonprofit organizations through our Community CHAllenge program

Thank you again for all of your help and support!

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* Check out the Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive on 6ABC’s Action News! https://youtu.be/OXuN-kVmFho


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The Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive was created as a way of “giving back” to the blood-donor community that made it possible for Carol to receive all of the blood and platelet transfusion she needed during her treatment for cancer. Our mission is to help other patients and their families spend more time together by doing our part to ensure that blood products are always available for those who need them. Our goal is to help the blood donors at our drives have an enjoyable and positive donation experience.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive information about upcoming dates and locations for the Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive, simply send an email to info@chablooddrive.org.

Please remember that you can donate whole blood every 56 days. To find a blood drive in your neighborhood, click here:http://www.redcrossblood.org/

To determine when you will next be eligible to donate blood, please click here: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements

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