Masonic Blood+Organ Donor Program to Participate in PA Donor Day
The Masonic fraternity teaches compassion and concern for our fellow man. What better way to demonstrate this virtue, than by offering the greatest gift – the gift of life – to those in need?
Brothers Band Together for Those in Need
Brothers Band Together for Those in Need “There’s always someone worse off than you.” That’s the mantra that Brother Timothy Radtke, Worshipful Master at William Elkins [...]
What Happens to Donated Blood?
Your blood donation goes through several steps in its way to helping someone in need.
Blood Types: Giving and Receiving
There are very specific ways in which blood types must be matched for a safe transfusion. The right blood transfusion can mean the difference between life and death.
Organ Transplant Advocate and Angel
In 2016, Bill Birtle faced a failing liver and a life expectancy of five years. He and his wife, Jean, were racing against the clock, were simply losing hope and did not know where to turn. That was, until they found the Masonic Blood+Organ Donor Program.
Common Blood Donation Myths
Although an estimated 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10% of those eligible actually do, according to the American Red Cross. Many people don’t give blood due to misconceptions about the risks involved or their eligibility to donate.