3 Blood Drives Planned as Community Blood Bank Looks to Boost Supply
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.