Blood drive to benefit THON planned at Penn State Wilkes-Barre

A sticker saying, "Be nice to me; I gave blood today!"
Credit: American Red Cross

DALLAS, Pa. — Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s THON committee is sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive on Monday, Feb. 17. 

Members of the campus community and the public can stop by Hayfield House 105 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day or make an appointment at or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Those planning to attend are able to complete pre-reading and health history questions online using any device before donating blood. 

For each pint of blood donated, the American Red Cross will donate $4 to Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s chapter of THON, the University-wide dance marathon that fights pediatric cancer. THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. 

This year’s 46-hour dance marathon will be held at Penn State's University Park campus from Feb. 21 to 23. It raises money for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children's Hospital to assist children with cancer and their families. Last year’s event raised more than $10.6 million. To learn more about THON, visit