August Donor Newsletter

Posted: July 29, 2016 12:15 pm



Have You Received Your 1,000 Points Yet?

The 1,000 Point Promotion continues until September 17, don’t miss your chance to receive a $10 gift card! Your bonus points will automatically be added to your account after your last qualifying donation. Don’t remember the qualifications? Take a look at the image to the right for your helpful reminder!

New gift cards are being added to the point store weekly, but they go quickly and inventory is always changing so if you see one you like, don’t wait to add it to your cart!

Need help redeeming your points? Our staff is always here to help. Ask us at your next visit, or give us a call and we’ll help you start shopping!

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Celebrating Austin’s Day & So Much More

Live near our Erie Donor Center? Then join us next Tuesday, August 2nd at 1 p.m. as we honor Austin Zurick and all the birthdays that blood donations have made possible.

Austin’s first day home should have been one of the happiest days for his parents Michael and Lauren. Instead, it marked what would be a months-long battle for his fragile life.

While suffering from liver failure, Austin received numerous transfusions to help stabilize him. In the end, these transfusions, made possible by blood donors like you, help to save Austin’s life and give the Zurick’s the happy and healthy 4-year-old that they have today.

Join us next Tuesday as we sing Happy Birthday and celebrate with cake not only for Austin, but for all recipients who were able to celebrate more birthdays because of your life-saving donations.

Not able to join us but have a birthday you want recognized? Email with the details and any photos you may want to include and we’ll be happy to share it to social media.

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From Everyone at CBB, THANK YOU!

We simply can’t say it enough! Thank you, thank you, thank you! These last weeks have been difficult on our inventory, and we can’t say thank you enough to all of our donors & community members who heard our appeal and responded immediately!

The next few weeks will continue to be a difficult time as our inventory continues to stabilize, so please donate as soon as you are eligible.

And a special thanks to our donor in our PA/NY Region who graciously replaced a light bulb in our van for us! We’d be lost without our selfless and amazing donors!

Remember to update your communications settings on your Donor Portal so you can get information on our current needs and promotions! To opt in for texting, just text the word BLOOD to 444999.

The 2nd Annual Bruce Christiansen Golf Classic

The 2nd Annual Bruce Christiansen Memorial Golf Classic will be held on Sunday, Aug. 28 at Riverside Golf Course in Cambridge Springs. For those of you who don’t know, Bruce was a dedicated Platelet Apheresis Donor for over 30 years, who passed away tragically last February.

For those interested in participating in the event, registration forms and entry fees must be received by August 21. For details or to register, download this registration brochure. Be sure to tell your friends, family & co-workers about the event so we can make this year’s golf classic even more successful than last year’s!


Thank you to our GR8 GIVERS group this month: St. Jude Knights of Columbus! We still have dates available for GR8 GIVERS in August & September! To reserve your date contact Sara Macerata, Donor Services Assistant, OR at (814) 456-4206.  As a reminder, GR8 GIVERS takes place year round, and groups can consist of family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, classmates or members of your church. Once your group of 8 (although more are always welcome!) have signed in and donated during your selected week, you’ll automatically be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card for breakfast or lunch for your group!

The Point Store

Congratulations to our $100 gift card winner in June! Interested in winning? One winner is selected at random from our point store drawing each month, you can enter as many times as you’d like each month OR you can redeem your points for something tangible like a coffee mug, t-shirt, or gift card. Your points are yours to use as you’d like, happy shopping!

As a reminder, even if you haven’t created your Donor Portal account you are still earning points! Community Blood Bank staff is happy to assist you in creating an account or redeeming your points.

As a reminder, points are added once data entry is completed, which may be done the following day. If you don’t see your points increase after a day or two (or by Tuesday if you donated the previous Saturday) please call the blood bank at 1-877-842-0631. Donors earn points even if they have not created an online account.