Published September 14. 2021 10:44AM
PRESS PHOTOS BY LAKISHA BONNELL The Miller-Keystone Blood Center ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 11 unveiled a new bloodmobile. With donations from Air Products and other donors, the center bought the bloodmobile to combat blood shortages in the area. MKBC is the sole blood provider for 28 hospitals in the region. Studies have found that every two seconds, someone needs blood. The new bloodmobile will collect approximately 3,000 blood donations annually and help over 9,000 people. Miller-Keystone is a member of America's Blood Centers. Above: The bloodmobile will assist Miller-Keystone Blood center to get volunteer donors of blood that only has a usable lifespan of 42 days.
Standing left to right, Rami Nemeh, Chief Operating Officer; Laurie Hackett, Director of Community Relations and Philanthropy and Peter J. Castagna Jr cut the ribbon for the new Miller-Keystone Blood Center Bloodmobile before letting onlookers tour the vehicle.
The inside of the vehicle can easily seat four donors at a time, with two donors on each side.