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The 11th AnnuaCarol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive at Lankenau Medical Center

October 15 & 16, 2018

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days

Location: Lankenau Medical Center 
Annenberg Conference Center, Rooms 101A/B/C
100 E.  Lancaster Avenue 

Wynnewood, PA 19096 

To view the schedule of available appointment times on October 15, please click here.

To view the schedule of available appointment times on October 16, please click here.

There are several donation slots available every 15 minutes between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., but it is best to make an appointment so that we can accommodate the greatest number of donors in the most efficient way possible. 

To schedule your appointment, please send an email to info@chablooddrive.org. You will receive a confirmation email from us. Thank you!

Eligibility information for our blood drive on October 15 & 16:  Whole blood donors must wait 56 days between blood donations, and power red (double red cell) donors must wait 112 days between donations. Whole blood donors will be eligible to donate on October 15 or 16 as long as their last blood donations were made no later than August 20 or 21. Power red donors must have made their last power red donations no later than June 25 or 26. (If you donated whole blood at our summer blood drive in July, you will be eligible to donate with us at Lankenau in October!)

If you have questions about your eligibility to donate blood, please click here or call 866-236-3276 to speak to a representative at the American Red Cross.


Our family’s October 2018 Community CHAllenge will support two important local organizations:

Lower Merion Township Scholarship Fund: A community effort that provides need-based scholarships to assist graduates of Lower Merion School District’s public high schools in pursuing higher education.

Narberth AmbulanceProviding 911 emergency medical services to Lower Merion, Narberth, Haverford, Conshohocken, and West Conshohocken.

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

Click to view the schedule of available appointment times on October 15 or October 16.

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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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The Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive - 2018 Dates

March 2, 2018 - The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA 

May 8, 2018 - Radnor Township Municipal Building, Wayne, PA

July 11, 2018 - The Reserve at Gwynedd, Lansdale, PA

October 15 & 16, 2018 - 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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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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 Number of Lives Saved by the Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive

Thank you for helping us save more than 10,000 lives since 2008! 

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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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