Many, many thanks to everyone who supported the 11th Annual Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive at Lankenau Medical Center on October 15 and 16.

Thanks to your commitment, as many as 750 patients will be able to receive lifesaving transfusions in the days and weeks ahead!

We were inspired to start holding blood drives in 2008 because Carol required countless blood and platelet transfusions at Lankenau while fighting cancer. Thanks to the support of so many generous blood donors since then, the blood drives in Carol’s memory have now collected enough blood products to have helped more than 12,000 recipients. Your dedication and generosity have made it possible for thousands of families like ours to spend more time with their loved ones!

Even during this drive, we heard stories from donors whose families have been personally touched by blood transfusions. Blood products must be on the shelves and ready to use before they are needed—and the need is constant. As a reminder, if you donated a unit of whole blood on October 15 or 16, you will be eligible to donate again on December 10 or 11. (Power Red donors will be eligible to donate again on February 4 or 5, 2019.) 

It is incredibly inspiring to see so many people donating blood, and all of you motivate us to continue to build on Carol’s legacy by helping even more patients. Our family’s next drive is planned for March 1, 2019, at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr. We hope to see you there! 

Once again, we extend our most heartfelt thanks to all of you for your help, your support, and your commitment to saving lives! 

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Thank you for your continued support of the Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive. We hope to see you at our drives in 2019!

The Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive - 2019 Dates

March 1, 2019 - The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA 

May 7, 2019 - Radnor Township Municipal Building, Wayne, PA

July 17, 2019 - The Reserve at Gwynedd, Lansdale, PA

October 2019 (date TBD) - Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA

Blood products must be on the shelves, and ready to use, before they are needed—and the need is constant. Thank you for your help, your support, and your commitment to saving lives! 

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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We are thrilled to announce that the #GiveBloodToHonorMatt campaign on May 8 was a huge success!

Thanks to the generosity of so many blood donors in the Philadelphia region and beyond, more than 400 units of blood were collected in Captain Matthew LeTourneau’s name. These blood products had the potential to save the lives of more than 1,200 people—a wonderful and fitting tribute to Matt LeTourneau.

Many, many people contributed to the success of the day. From blood drive staff and volunteers, to the coordinators of the eight blood drives in Pennsylvania and New Jersey that were specifically dedicated to Matt, to the blood donors who heeded the call in other parts of the country and made a point of donating and posting pictures on social media under the hashtag #GiveBloodToHonorMatt, everyone played an essential role in helping to carry on Matt’s legacy of saving lives.

We are sincerely thankful to everyone who supported this campaign. In honoring Matthew LeTourneau, all of you have followed his example and made a difference in the life of another person! 

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Thank you for an INCREDIBLE 2017!

Thank you for your support of the Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive over the past year! Thanks to you, 2017 has been a year of milestones.  

* In February we joined forces with a new partner, The Shipley School, to hold our first winter blood drive—bringing the number of our drives to four per year and ensuring that we could help patients in every season!

* We reached our highest collection totals yet for our drives in May (173), July (124), and October (282)  

* In October, we celebrated the 10th Annual Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive at Lankenau Medical Center

* And thanks to the generosity of our donors, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters, we reached the milestone of collecting enough cumulative units since our first blood drive in 2008 to have helped as many as 10,000 patients receive lifesaving blood transfusions and spend more time with their families!

We are so grateful to everyone who has contributed to this effort. THANK YOU for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you at our drives in 2018!


** We also were privileged to help raise support and awareness for six very deserving organizations through our Community CHAllenge program. The program’s beneficiaries in 2017 were Radnor Fire Company, Radnor Memorial Library, the VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn, Wissahickon Valley Public Library, Lankenau Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Peter’s Place. **

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We’ve been making news!

NBC10 (May 8, 2018)
CBS3
 (May 8, 2018)
KYW Newsradio 1060
 (April 22, 2018)
6ABC
 (October 12, 2015)

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Our Mission...

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 transfusions she needed during her treatment for cancer. Our mission is to enable other patients and their families to 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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