Toepel to Host Blood Drive in Harleysville on Nov. 16
HARRISBURG – Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) is inviting 147th District residents to a Miller-Keystone Blood Drive, held in partnership with Lower Salford Township, on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Lower Salford Township Municipal Building, 379 Main St., Harleysville. Appointments are available between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

“It is imperative to have a strong blood supply at all times so we can help everyone when the need is there,” Toepel said. “Donations stay in the southeast region of Pennsylvania, so donors will be helping people in their communities. Please consider donating.”

Donations will be taken on the Wayne Leibensperger Jr. Bloodmobile, which was dedicated on Oct. 28. Leibensperger was a healthy, 21-year-old man from Salisbury Township who passed away in 2014. His friends and family raised money to pay for the bus to keep his legacy alive. The new vehicle will allow Miller-Keystone Blood Center to increase blood collections with the potential of impacting an additional 10,000 lives annually.

To be eligible, donors must be at least 16 years old and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. State law requires written consent by a parent or guardian for 16-year-olds to donate blood. For a full list of eligibility guidelines, please visit

To donate blood, residents should call Lynn at Toepel’s district office at 610-323-3299 to schedule a donor appointment, which is necessary to participate. Donors will be required to show valid photo identification – including a driver’s license, passport or school identification – on the day of the blood drive.

In addition to the blood drive, district residents will have the opportunity to talk with Toepel’s office staff about state government programs and services.

Representative Marcy Toepel
147th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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