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The Commonwealth Medical College Shows Support for American Red Cross

Wednesday, October 21, 2020


Lackawanna County Chapter
545 Jefferson Ave.
Scranton, PA 18510
Contact:  Charlotte Wright
Phone:  570-207-0112
[email protected]


Scranton, PA, October 21, 2020 – The students and staff at The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) are showing their support for the American Red Cross with their very first blood drive. The blood drive will take place on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at the TCMC Lackawanna campus on Vine Street in Scranton, giving the students, staff and general public the opportunity to give the gift of life. “As medical students, we realize how important it is to give blood. Each unit of blood donated can help up to three people, and that’s such an amazing thing to be able to do,” commented TCMC student Peter McCorkell.

Peter McCorkell and Tyler Lambing, both students at TCMC, will work with staff to help promote the drive and sign people up to give. If you’d like to join The Commonwealth Medical College in supporting the American Red Cross and patients in local hospitals, make an appointment to give blood on November 5, 2020, by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

WHEN: Thursday, November 5, 2020, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Commonwealth Medical College, 501 Vine St, Scranton
WHO:  To give blood you must be 16 or over, at least 110lb and in good health.

To find out if you’re eligible to donate, or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE

PHOTO: Sharon Bednarz (Adm. Assistant Student Affairs), Peter McCorkell (student), Linda Gavin (American Red Cross), Julia Kolcharno (Director of Student Affairs), Tyler Lambing (student).

MEDIA: For more information, contact Charlotte Wright at (570) 207-0112.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit