The Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York connects donors to patients who are in need of life-sustaining blood products in the communities we serve.
Please note that we are having some issues with both the Donor & Donor Chair Portals. We are working to solve the problem and apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience!
Current Needs for Double-Red Donations:
As our inventory needs change, so does our need for individual blood components (the platelets, plasma and red cells you donate). Please refer to this section for current needs and appointment guidance.
At this time, we ask A+ and O+ donors to schedule whole blood appointments due to the need for the platelet and plasma portion of your blood, which can only be taken from a whole blood donation that contains all three components of blood: red blood cells, plasma & platelets.
At this time, we ask A- and B- donors to schedule double-red appointments if possible. We are especially encouraging O- donors to schedule double-red appointments if possible due to the need for your universal red cells.
Zika Virus and Blood Donation:
If you have traveled to Mexico, the Caribbean, and or Central or South America in the last 28 days, we are asking you not to donate at this time and to instead return to donate more than 28 days after your return to the United States.
We are doing this for the following reasons:
- Zika virus infection is spreading rapidly in the Western Hemisphere, outside the United States and Canada.
- Zika virus infection is mild in most people, but there is concern that Zika is causing serious brain injury to infants whose mothers have been infected during pregnancy and an increase in cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a temporary but serious disorder causing paralysis.
- Zika virus can be present in the blood of an infected person who has no symptoms of illness.
- There is concern that Zika virus can be transmitted by blood.
We appreciate your concern and cooperation during this time, if you have questions please do not hesitate to contact us at (814) 456 – 4206 or toll free at (877) 842-0631.
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Thank you for being a part
of the Community Blood Bank family!