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.