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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: January 19, 2018 10:37 AM
From: Senator Lisa M. Boscola
To: All Senate members
Subject: Resolution - January 2018 as Blood Donor Month
In the near future, I plan to reintroduce a resolution designating January 2018 as “National Blood Donor Month” in Pennsylvania.

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

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 constant needs of blood banks in Pennsylvania, and encourage eligible individuals to donate blood and help save lives. I invite you to join me in co-sponsoring this important initiative.

This is a re-introduction of SR 16 from 2017. Co-sponsors included: Browne, Farnese, Brewster, Baker, Greenleaf, Leach, Eichelberger, Sabatina, Reschenthaler, Martin, Fontana, Hughes, Ward, Dinniman, Haywood, Yudichak, Rafferty, Tartaglione, Killion, Scavello, Aument, Street and Vulakovich.

Introduced as SR262