July Donor Newsletter

Posted: June 30, 2016 12:24 pm




We’ll Be Needing You!

With the July 4th holiday right around the corner, we wanted to remind you that our Erie Donor Center is closed for the holiday and there will be no drives that day.

That means that the days leading up to and following the holiday are critically important to the blood supply. We’ll need all eligible donors to donate, so please help spread the word to friends & family who may be ready to donate as well!

And don’t forget, the 1,000 Point Promotion continues until September 17. Don’t miss your chance to receive a $10 gift card! New gift cards are being added to the point store weekly.

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.

 Happy 4 of July

A Friend for Gus: Thank You!

We simply can’t say it enough! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Our first year participating in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community was a great success! We raised $5,736 total, which means we exceeded our goal, and had over 30 people register to walk with us!

Thank you to everyone who showed up to walk with us! It was great to see so many smiling faces representing the Community Blood Bank! And congratulations to Pauline, who won one of Highmark’s grand prizes on walk day!

 Highmark Walk 2016 Team CBB

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. Bruce was a dedicated Platelet Donor for over 30 years who passed away tragically last February. Last year, his family & friends began the Bruce Christiansen Golf Classic, the proceeds from which benefit the Community Blood Bank. Registration will be opening soon, so look for more details at www.fourhearts.org or at upcoming blood drives.


Thank you to our GR8 GIVERS groups this month: Blood Brothers & McKellop Co. We still have dates available for GR8 GIVERS in July! To reserve your date contact Sara Macerata, Donor Services Assistant, at smacerata@fourhearts.org 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 May! 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.