News | Published June 20, 2013 | Written by Laura Merritt, American Red Cross, donor recruitment representative

Give a summer of stories by donating blood on July 1

Summer days stretch on, allowing for diving in and grilling out, watching fireworks and having picnics. It’s a time to share life with those you care about most. These are the stories we live for, the memories that live on for years to come, and in summer, they’re in season.

Join Mount Nittany Medical Center and the American Red Cross so you can help give others a summer of stories. Donate blood at Mount Nittany Medical Center in conference rooms 1, 2 and 3 on Monday, July 1, from 10:30 am - 4:30 pm.

When you donate with the Red Cross July 1-7, you’ll receive a Red Cross ball cap, while supplies last, and from July 1-15, you could win one of five $3,000 American Express® gift cards to help create your summer of stories.**

In June, July and August, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what hospital patients need. This could add up to more than 100,000 fewer donations through the summer. If at least two more donors – than what’s expected – gave blood at every Red Cross blood drive this summer, patients will be better assured to have lifesaving blood products readily available to them.

Help us make a summer of stories by scheduling your appointment today. Call 1.800.733.2767, or visit and click “Make a Blood Donation Appointment.” For more information about the American Red Cross Blood Drive at Mount Nittany Medical Center, visit

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