20 Weeks of Summer!
GAS CARDS, A BIG TRIP, STEELERS TICKETS AND LOTS OF FOOD FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES
The Community Blood Bank has made plans for the next 20 weeks that will help keep the local blood supply at adequate levels this summer. Summer is the hardest time of the year for the local blood supply: usage goes up with travel and summer activities but donations fall with students out of school and vacations.
We will be giving away thousands of dollars in donated gifts to our blood donors. In June, July, August and September there will be large month-long promotions for donors across the 10 counties supplied. In Erie, there will be special week long promotions to help encourage donors to come in to our 26th and Peach Street location to give blood.
We had great success last summer and are planning to repeat. We hope to keep the supply at 100% all summer long.
The Community Blood Bank has been collecting testimonials from our donors about why they donate blood. Many of our donors told us about how they received blood or knew someone received blood and that was what influenced them to start donating.
If you are interested in telling us your story about how blood donation made a life-saving impact on your life please email Brittany Yost, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Blood Bank’s mission is to assist communities in the region to meet their own needs for a safe, adequate supply of blood and blood products, while meeting or exceeding all safety and compliance requirements, and at the most cost efficient price.
The Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania & Western New York is the only supplier of blood and blood products to all the hospitals in Erie, Elk, McKean, Tioga, Potter, Warren counties and Titusville Area Hospital in Crawford County.
The Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania & Western New York is also the only supplier of all blood and blood products to Allegany, Chautauqua counties.
In order to maintain a safe and adequate blood supply, Community Blood Bank is asking all local donors to make their life-saving donation with Community Blood Bank to help save the lives of local patients. The Community Blood Bank of NWPA only draws from the areas in which it supplies; all blood donations made with The Community Blood Bank of NWPA stay local and will help to save the lives of local patients.
Follow Your Heart
The Community Blood Bank has been interviewing blood donors, recipients, physicians and community members about their experiences with blood donation. As the only supplier of blood to local hospitals, here is what your donation means to those who have needed it.