Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Blood Drives This Weekend on Behalf of Firefighters

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Blood Drives This Weekend on Behalf of Firefighters

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Volunteer fire departments in Mt. Lebanon and Collier are sponsoring blood drives this weekend on behalf of two firefighters.

The Mt. Lebanon Fire Department and Central Blood Bank will host a blood drive, bone marrow registry and basket raffle from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Mt. Lebanon Safety Center, 555 Washington Road.

The event is a replenishment drive on behalf of Mt. Lebanon volunteer firefighter Matt Kelsey, who was diagnosed with leukemia a few weeks before Christmas. Back home and recuperating after several rounds of chemotherapy, Mr. Kelsey said he is grateful for the 30 units of donated blood and platelets it took to keep him alive.

To make an appointment, go to centralbloodbank.org and use group code Z0020993; use the Central Blood Bank Mobile App for a smartphone; or call Valerie at 412-874-5908. …

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