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Reader Seeking Type O Negative Blood Donation

Arther H. Goulding, the friend of Lansdale resident Sherrianne Stevens-Rocchino, is in need of a O- blood donation. He is hospitalized at Towanda Memorial Hospital in Bradford County

A Lansdale resident and Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch reader has requested for a blood donation of Type O Negative to aid a friend's brother who is hospitalized in Towanda Memorial Hospital.

Sherrianne Stevens-Rocchino posted a comment on Lansdale Patch Facebook seeking a direct donation of O- blood through the American Red Cross.

According to her post, the man is Arthur H. Goulding and he is hospitalized at Towanda Memorial Hospital in Bradford County, PA.

"To make a blood donations you contact your local Red Cross and tell them you wish to make a direct donation for Arthur H. Goulding who is in Towanda Memorial Hospital, in Towanda PA. Your blood will go to him as needed. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts," she wrote.

You can make a donation through the American Red Cross in your area. In the Montgomeryville-Lansdale area, the North Penn branch of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Red Cross is located at 5 North Cannon Avenue, Lansdale. It can be reached at 215-855-9015 or at www.redcross.org

Here are upcoming blood drives in our area:

JUNE 29, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 107 W. Lincoln Ave., Telford, PA 18969. Donation Types: Double Red Cells, Blood

JUNE 29, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Montgomery Hospital, 1301 Powell St., Norristown, PA 19401. Donation Types: Blood

JUNE 29, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Montgomery County 4-H, 1015 Bridge Road, Collegeville, PA 19426. Donation Types: Double Red Cells, Blood

JUNE 30, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Telemarketing Harleysville, at Peter Becker Community Center, 800 Maple Ave., Harleysville, PA 19438. Donation Types: Double Red Cells, Blood.

According to the American National Red Cross, blood group O can only receive blood from a group O individual. Their blood serum has antibodies against the A and B blood group antigens.

Sharon Hughes June 28, 2012 at 01:19 PM
My name is Sharon Hughes , I am from Lansdale. My dear friends are working very hard to get donations of O neg blood for my brother Art. Thank You All so much.
John June 28, 2012 at 03:03 PM
I am O+. If this will help, please email me. leslie.goetzinger@gmail.com Thanks, Leslie
Sherrianne Rocchino June 28, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Art is my dear friend Sharon's brother, he is also my brother by choice, though not by blood. I just wanted to clarify. The need is still there, and I truly appreciate the Patchs' caring for posting this plea. Thank you, Tony Di Domizio
Sherrianne Rocchino June 28, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Leslie, Here is info for blood donation: To make a blood donations you contact your local Red Cross and tell them you wish to make a direct donation for Arthur H. Goulding who is in Towanda Memorial Hospital, in Towanda PA. Your blood will go to him as needed
David Kratz June 28, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Is there a way to go to the hospital and donate directly. I don't like giving to Red Cross because they don't give it directly.
Sherrianne Rocchino June 28, 2012 at 11:29 PM
David, You can make a Direct Donation for Arthur Goulding, in Towanda Memorial Hospital, it will be earmarked for him directly. I don't know what the hospital's policy is for on site donations. I live in Lansdale and I do know the hospital is quite a distance from here. These were the instructions we received from the Red Cross. Thank you.

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