Penn State York Benefiting THON to host American Red Cross blood drive

January 11, 2017

Penn State York Benefiting THON is partnering with the American Red Cross for a THON Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Penn State York.  The blood drive, in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center, is open to the public.

The American Red Cross will make a monetary donation to THON for each unit donated.  Proceeds go to the campus THON committee's effort to raise money for Four Diamond at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Four Diamonds helps children battling cancer and their families. 

To schedule an appointment to donate blood, visit the American Red Cross website at and be sure to enter the keyword Penn State York.  Potential donors may also sign-up in the student affairs office located in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center. There is a critical need for blood right now, according to the American Red Cross.  Registration is encouraged but walk-ins will also be accepted as the schedule permits.

Anyone interested in supporting the dancers from Penn State York can donate online at Click on “Donate Now.” Donations made to the Penn State York Benefiting THON will be credited to the campus and then added to the final total at University Park.  Checks in support of THON should be made payable to: Penn State Dance Marathon or THON, and sent to Penn State York, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., York, PA 17403. Be sure to note York, Org. 170 in the memo line of the check.

THON is the world’s largest student-run philanthropy, engaging more than 15,000 students in the fight against childhood cancer. THON’s yearlong fundraising and awareness campaign culminates in a 46-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon every February. Since 1977, THON has donated more than $137 million to Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, funding comprehensive care and critical research


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Last Updated January 11, 2017