Blood Drive 2023

18th Annual ‘I Bleed for Preston & Steve’ Blood Drive Returns to Pre-Pandemic Donor Levels

The 18th Annual ‘I Bleed For Preston & Steve’ Blood Drive, held in conjunction with the American Red Cross, collected 1,169 blood donations to benefit individuals in need across the Delaware Valley.

This year’s blood collection surpassed last year’s total by 210 pints and marks the first time the event eclipsed1,000 donations since 2019 (before the pandemic). In addition, 123 of the attendees that participated were first time blood donors.

The daylong live broadcast featured The Preston & Steve Show, Pierre Robert, and Brent Porche. In addition, Nighttime DJ Jacky Bam Bam stayed up all night into the morning to lend a helping hand with Preston and Steve.

Participating donors received the latest Preston & Steve t-shirt as well as a collectible tote bag courtesy of Window Nation. In addition, complimentary Everfresh Juice was served in the recovery area as well as snacks and water.

Many thanks to Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia and The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks for serving as location hosts for the blood drive as well as the students of Neumann Media at Neumann University for providing videography and streaming services.

PHOTO CREDIT: American Red Cross

CAPTION: WMMR’s Preston & Steve Show (Nick McIlwain, Kathy Romano, Steve Morrison, Preston Elliot, Marisa Magnatta, and Caseyboy).