Blood Donation Challenge

Blood Donation Challenge

<br>January is National Blood Donor Month! Next week, two teams from Central PA face off to see who can bring in the most donations and awareness.


Blair County Chamber of Commerce and the "Growth and Relationships of Young Professionals" group are facing of in a blood donor challenge. They will hold an event next Wednesday, January 18th to raise awareness about the need for blood donations in Central PA and beyond. They will also have fun, challenging each other to see which "team" can bring in the most donations. Dawn is joined by Marianne Spampinato from the Red Cross who discusses the need for blood donations. Mandy Baker from the "Growth and Relationships of Young Professionals" group also joins Dawn and Marianne to talk about next week's blood drive.

From the GRYP website: "GRYP, is a program of The Blair County Chamber of Commerce that encourages area young professionals to grow both personally and professionally. In addition to networking opportunities, GRYP offers educational seminars and workshops on a variety of business and leadership topics.

Cost for a one-year membership in GRYP is $30 per person for Chamber Members, $40 per person for non-chamber members. If five or more individuals from one Chamber-member organization sign-up for a GRYP membership, the cost then drops to $25 per person. "

To learn more about GRYP, click here: http://www.blairchamber.com/programs/gryp.aspx

Information about the upcoming Blood Drive Challenge:
Wednesday, January 18th
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
ABCD Board Room
3900 Industrial Park Drive Suite 12, Altoona
Call for more information / to make an appointment
1 -800-RED CROSS or log on to www.redcrossblood.org


 









JOINING US NOW TO TALK ABOUT THE NEED FOR BLOOD AND THE UPCOMING EVENT ARE MARIANNE SPAMPINATO FROM THE RED CROSS AND MANDY BACKER FROM THE "GROWTH AND RELATIONSHIPS OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS" GROUP. WELCOME TO THE SHOW!!

1. FIRST OF ALL, MARIANNE AS WE MENTIONED JANUARY IS NATIONAL BLOOD DONOR MONTH. WHY IS THIS TIME OF YEAR SO CRITICAL FOR BLOOD DONATIONS??

2. MANDY, YOUR GROUP IS WORKING TO BOOST LOCAL BLOOD LEVELS WITH A BIG EVENT NEXT WEEK. TELL US ABOUT THAT.

3. MARIANNE, FOR THOSE WHO MAY WANT TO DONATE BUT MAY BE AFRAID, TAKE US THROUGH THE PROCESS. WHAT HAPPENS?

4. PEOPLE SHOULD WANT TO COME IN AND DONATE, BUT MANDY, TO ENTICE PEOPLE TO COME IN, YOU'RE ALSO GIVING AWAY PRIZES AT NEXT WEDNESDAY'S EVENT. TELL US ABOUT THAT??

LADIES, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. AGAIN, THE GROWTH AND RELATIONSHIPS OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP WILL FACE-OFF AGAINST THE MORE "SEASONED" MEMBERS OF THE BLAIR COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEXT WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18TH,  FOR A BLOOD DRIVE.  IT TAKES PLACE AT THE ADDRESS ON YOUR SCREEN... FROM 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M., IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DONATING, MAKE AN APPOINTMENT!  THE INFORMATION IS ON YOUR SCREEN AND OUR WEBSITE, CENTRAL PA TV DOT COM!!

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