An Official Pennsylvania Government Website
  •  

August 19, 2021 - Harrisburg, PA

Department of Health Stresses Statewide Need for Blood Donations

The Pennsylvania Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson and officials from five major blood banks across the state today highlighted the importance of donating blood, as the number of volunteers who regularly donate blood has dramatically decreased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders of the Miller-Keystone Blood Center in the Lehigh Valley, the American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania Region, the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank, Vitalant Blood Center based in Pittsburgh, and the Community Blood Bank of Northwest PA and Western NY joined the Department of Health to emphasize the statewide need for blood donations.



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18929_doh_blooddrive_dz_001.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Phlebotomists working with donors at the blood drive. Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson joined representatives from Pennsylvania Blood Centers to discuss the importance of donating blood, as the number of volunteers who regularly donate blood has dramatically decreased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Harrisburg, PA - August 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18929_doh_blooddrive_dz_002.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson speaks with the press.  Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson joined representatives from Pennsylvania Blood Centers to discuss the importance of donating blood, as the number of volunteers who regularly donate blood has dramatically decreased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Harrisburg, PA - August 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18929_doh_blooddrive_dz_003.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson speaks with the press.  Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson joined representatives from Pennsylvania Blood Centers to discuss the importance of donating blood, as the number of volunteers who regularly donate blood has dramatically decreased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Harrisburg, PA - August 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18929_doh_blooddrive_dz_004.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Joseph Kiss Medical Director for the Vitalant Blood Center speaks with the press.  Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson joined representatives from Pennsylvania Blood Centers to discuss the importance of donating blood, as the number of volunteers who regularly donate blood has dramatically decreased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Harrisburg, PA - August 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18929_doh_blooddrive_dz_005.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Deanna Renaud, Executive Director for the Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York speaks with the press.  Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson joined representatives from Pennsylvania Blood Centers to discuss the importance of donating blood, as the number of volunteers who regularly donate blood has dramatically decreased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Harrisburg, PA - August 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18929_doh_blooddrive_dz_006.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. John Nobiletti, Medical Director for the American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania Region speaks with the press.  Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson joined representatives from Pennsylvania Blood Centers to discuss the importance of donating blood, as the number of volunteers who regularly donate blood has dramatically decreased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Harrisburg, PA - August 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18929_doh_blooddrive_dz_007.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Joseph Kiss Medical Director for the Vitalant Blood Center speaks with the press.  Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson joined representatives from Pennsylvania Blood Centers to discuss the importance of donating blood, as the number of volunteers who regularly donate blood has dramatically decreased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Harrisburg, PA - August 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18929_doh_blooddrive_dz_008.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Joseph Kiss Medical Director for the Vitalant Blood Center speaks with the press.  Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson joined representatives from Pennsylvania Blood Centers to discuss the importance of donating blood, as the number of volunteers who regularly donate blood has dramatically decreased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Harrisburg, PA - August 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18929_doh_blooddrive_dz_009.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Kip Kuttner, Medical Director and Vice President of the Miller-Keystone Blood Center speaks with the press.  Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson joined representatives from Pennsylvania Blood Centers to discuss the importance of donating blood, as the number of volunteers who regularly donate blood has dramatically decreased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Harrisburg, PA - August 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18929_doh_blooddrive_dz_010.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Phlebotomists working with donors at the blood drive. Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson joined representatives from Pennsylvania Blood Centers to discuss the importance of donating blood, as the number of volunteers who regularly donate blood has dramatically decreased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Harrisburg, PA - August 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18929_doh_blooddrive_dz_011.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Phlebotomists working with donors at the blood drive. Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson joined representatives from Pennsylvania Blood Centers to discuss the importance of donating blood, as the number of volunteers who regularly donate blood has dramatically decreased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Harrisburg, PA - August 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18929_doh_blooddrive_dz_012.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson speaks with the press.  Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson joined representatives from Pennsylvania Blood Centers to discuss the importance of donating blood, as the number of volunteers who regularly donate blood has dramatically decreased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Harrisburg, PA - August 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18929_doh_blooddrive_dz_013.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. John Nobiletti, Medical Director for the American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania Region speaks with the press.  Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson joined representatives from Pennsylvania Blood Centers to discuss the importance of donating blood, as the number of volunteers who regularly donate blood has dramatically decreased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Harrisburg, PA - August 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18929_doh_blooddrive_dz_014.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Kip Kuttner, Medical Director and Vice President of the Miller-Keystone Blood Center speaks with the press.  Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson joined representatives from Pennsylvania Blood Centers to discuss the importance of donating blood, as the number of volunteers who regularly donate blood has dramatically decreased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Harrisburg, PA - August 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18929_doh_blooddrive_dz_015.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Patrick Bradley, President and CEO of the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank speaks with the press.  Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson joined representatives from Pennsylvania Blood Centers to discuss the importance of donating blood, as the number of volunteers who regularly donate blood has dramatically decreased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Harrisburg, PA - August 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18929_doh_blooddrive_dz_016.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Patrick Bradley, President and CEO of the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank speaks with the press.  Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson joined representatives from Pennsylvania Blood Centers to discuss the importance of donating blood, as the number of volunteers who regularly donate blood has dramatically decreased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Harrisburg, PA - August 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18929_doh_blooddrive_dz_017.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Deanna Renaud, Executive Director for the Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York speaks with the press.  Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson joined representatives from Pennsylvania Blood Centers to discuss the importance of donating blood, as the number of volunteers who regularly donate blood has dramatically decreased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Harrisburg, PA - August 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18929_doh_blooddrive_dz_018.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson speaks with other attendees.  Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson joined representatives from Pennsylvania Blood Centers to discuss the importance of donating blood, as the number of volunteers who regularly donate blood has dramatically decreased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Harrisburg, PA - August 19, 2021