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.
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Current Inventory Needs:
All blood types are needed, however there is an optimum type of donation for each individual blood type. Based on the blood products most needed by our partner hospitals, these are the optimum donations for your blood type:
- O-, A-, B-, O+, A+ & B+ donors please schedule double red appointments if eligible. O+ & A+ donors, make sure you ask about donating platelets! Our Special Products Coordinator Sara will be happy to talk to you about the process.
- AB+ & AB- donors please schedule an appointment on the TRIMA device, so that we can concurrently draw plasma. AB donors are the universal plasma type.
A Friend for Gus Returns: THANK YOU!
Thank you to everyone who donated, walked and help spread the word about this year’s Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community! We raised well above what we’d hoped, and will announce the final number once the donation link closes at the end of this month. As a reminder, all proceeds from this walk will be used to purchase a friend for Gus, our current bloodmobile. Having another bloodmobile in our fleet will allow us to reach our mobile donors more often and also gives us another reliable vehicle to do so with.
The donation link is available until June 30th. If you have not donated yet and would like to, please visit: http://hcf.convio.net/communitybloodbank
As a reminder, we are closed on October 9 for Columbus Day. Please update your calendar!
Wondering who your donations help? Watch Austin’s story to see what your donations mean
not only to a recipient, but for their families too.
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Thank you for being a part
of the Community Blood Bank family!