PORT ALLEGANY, PA – Community Blood Bank is sending out an appeal to the community as the blood supply for the region plummets to dangerous levels. Hospital usage continues to trend upward as the number of people donating continues to decline. There is no better time than now for people, to roll up their sleeves.
Donate Blood. Save Lives. Go Shopping! All donors who donate blood with Community Blood Bank in August will be automatically entered to win a weekly drawing for 4 – $100 Walmart gift cards! That means 16 people will win $100 gift cards during the month of August.
“Each day premature babies are born, cancer patients rely on platelets, and accidents, emergencies and traumas happen – the need for blood doesn’t stop.” says Community Blood Bank’s Executive Director, Dee Rosenthal. “All types are needed, however, there has been a near constant critical need for type O.”
All blood types are needed, especially type O blood which helps meet the immediate needs of patients.
Please consider coverage for the following blood drive:
S.W. Smith Memorial Library on the bloodmobile
201 East Maple St, Port Allegany, PA 16743
Tuesday, August 22, 2023
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
CALL (814) 456-4206 TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TO DONATE. Appointments are encouraged to reduce your wait time but not required. Walk-ins are welcome.
Community Blood Bank partners with hospitals in Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York to provide blood for patients in need. If you are at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and are in good general health, you may be eligible to donate blood. You must have a valid photo ID in order to donate. Prior to donating, those giving blood should eat a good, solid meal.