Weavers Way announced in a release that it will host blood drives at both of its stores in Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill on Dec 7.
Blood donation buses will be parked outside the Mt. Airy store (on Carpenter Lane) and the Chestnut Hill store (on Germantown Avenue) from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Appointments are highly encouraged. To reserve a slot, please call Jon Roesser at 215-843-2350, ext. 132.
The drive is being done in conjunction with the Miller-Keystone Blood Center, which is a non-profit bluff supplier that serves the Chestnut Hill hospital.
Jon McGoran, a spokesperson for the co-op, said in a statement that the motivation for the drive is the traditionally depleted holiday blood supply.
"During the holiday season, blood supplies tend to drop as donors get distracted with other things," he said. "Also, colleges aren’t in session, and college campus drives provide a lot of the blood supply."