Central Blood Bank will make a contribution
to a Hurricane Harvey relief fund in Houston
on behalf of every participating donor
from now through September 15.
Blood donors across Pittsburgh and throughout the entire U.S. are being asked to give blood as soon as possible over the next several days to help ensure patient blood needs can continue to be met despite the effects of Hurricane Harvey. The impending arrival of Hurricane Irma and possibly Hurricane Jose may also affect blood collection. In the wake and approach of the storms, many blood drives have been or will be cancelled and donor centers closed in the affected areas.
We anticipate that blood will be needed in Florida—and perhaps along the east coast—in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. In the hardest hit areas, donor center operations are likely to be disrupted for a period of time. These disruptions take a toll on the national supply.
We need your help to ensure a safe and adequate supply, not only for our community, but for the communities impacted by this massive storm. Whether you’re a long-time or first-time donor, please make or keep appointments over the next several days and in the coming weeks.
Type O blood donations are the most critically needed at this time, but all blood types are welcome.
PREPARE FOR YOUR DONATION • EAT WELL • STAY HYDRATED • BRING ID
Rules: Must be at least 18 years of age (16 – 17 years of age with signed parental consent) for actual donation. Please bring ID with you on the day of donation. Proper ID is required to donate blood. A Central Blood Bank or military ID, driver’s license, passport, or employee or student ID with picture and full name are all approved forms of ID. Birth certificate along with a picture ID that includes the donor’s full name will also be accepted.