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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: December 12, 2014 11:19 AM
From: Senator Lisa M. Boscola
To: All Senate members
Subject: Resolution - January as National Blood Donor Month
In the near future, I plan to introduce a resolution designating January 2014 as “National Blood Donor Month” in Pennsylvania.

According to the American Red Cross, someone is in need of a blood every 2 seconds. Blood donation saves countless lives, but donations are often difficult to receive in the month of January due to holiday activity - despite the increase in demand from blood banks due to accidents from inclement weather and illness.

Blood taken from just one donor can help save the lives of up to 3 people. Donating blood is a simple, safe, lifesaving and selfless gift that millions of Americans are eligible to give and it only takes about 10 minutes.

My resolution would help bring awareness to the needs of blood banks in Pennsylvania, and encourage eligible individuals to donate their blood and help save lives.

This is a reintroduction of SR 12 from last year. Co-sponsors included: HUGHES, FONTANA, STACK, DINNIMAN, BREWSTER, SMITH, RAFFERTY, BAKER, MENSCH, VULAKOVICH, WHITE and ALLOWAY. I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor.

Introduced as SR11