Community Blood Bank is hosting several blood drives this month to help boost donations.

They are scheduled for the following locations at these dates and times:

  • North East Community - Sanders Market - June 27 from 2 to 7:30 p.m.
  • UPMC Hillman Cancer Center - June 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Glenwood YMCA - June 30 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Anyone wishing to donate is asked to call 814-456-4206 to schedule an appointment to donate. Appointments are encouraged to reduce the wait time but are not required. Walk-ins will be taken as space allows.

The blood bank is currently operating on less than a one-day supply. It is looking for donors to increase the current blood supply back to 8 to 10 days to keep up with the demand typically seen during summer months.

Community Blood Bank of NWPA & WNY is the exclusive blood supplier to 19 hospitals and 7 Stat MedEvac bases throughout the region.

Anyone who donates blood in June will be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card.

You must be at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and in good general health to donate blood. Other factors may affect eligibility.