May 2017 Donor Newsletter

Posted: May 31, 2017 5:17 pm


Inventory Update: Help Stop Summer Shortages

Your new role starts now! After all you’ve done (and continue to do) as a hometown hero, your role as an interim recruiter has begun! Summer is here, and we’re already seeing those tell-tale slow days and low turnout. Help stop summertime blood shortages by asking your eligible friends, family, co-workers, etc. to donate with you this summer! Know of a church, business or organization that may be interested in hosting a blood drive? Visit our website to find the contact information for the mobile drive coordinator in your area.

As a reminder, your donated products have a shelf life, so donating as soon as you are eligible is crucial to maintaining a strong blood supply. You are eligible on: now

Another Way to Help 

Stay in the loop and help us spread urgent messages by updating your preferences in the Communication tab of your donor portal. And if you haven’t already opted in to receive text messages from us, text BLOOD to 444-999 to do so. You’ll earn 50 points toward the CBB point store when you opt-in!

Don’t forget to follow us on social media as well! You can find us on:

Facebook: Community Blood Bank

Twitter: @OurDonorsSave

Instagram: communitybloodbank

Rev Your Engines & Roll Up Your Sleeves!

Thanks to the generosity of Harley Davidson of Erie, June will be Harley Davidson Month at CBB! When you donate this month, you’ll be entered to win gift cards, merchandise baskets and more. PLUS, at the end of the month one lucky winner will receive a $1,000 Harley Davidson of Erie gift card! To celebrate, the first 50 donors at our Erie Donor Center (2646 Peach Street) on this Friday, June 2nd will receive a Harley Davidson travel mug!

Highmark Walk: It’s Walk Week!

There are only a few days left to register for this year’s Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community! The walk is scheduled for this Saturday, June 3 at Beach 11 on Presque Isle State Park in Erie. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m., the 5K kicks off at 9 a.m. and the 1-mile fun run (or walk) kicks off at 9:15 a.m.! There is no registration fee, however a $30 donation will automatically get you a t-shirt from Highmark! We hope to see you there!

Visit to register as a walker, start your team, join a team, or make a donation.

The Point Store

Congratulations to Gary F., the winner of our $100 gift card in April! 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.

Keychains, blankets and sweatshirts!  They’re here! In the coming days, our point store will have hoodies AND fleece zip-ups for you! Hoodies are unisex, but the fleece comes in Men’s & Women’s sizes. Quantities are limited for now, but once we know that they’re a favorite item we promise to keep inventory plentiful!

And don’t forget, 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.

Happy shopping! 

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.