PNC and Central Blood Bank – A Lifesaving Partnership
January is National Blood Donor Month and a perfect time for a New Year’s resolution to save lives in 2018. PNC makes it easy to participate by partnering with Central Blood Bank to offer convenient, quarterly workplace blood drives at multiple locations in Pittsburgh throughout the year. Donors who participate at work between January 16 and 25, will receive a PNC tote bag for doing the right thing to help others.
Make lifesaving a habit
More blood drives are scheduled in April, July and October. Resolve to donate at least once this year, and give as many times as possible to provide strength hope and courage to local patients who depend on the generosity of others to feel well. Each donation can save up to three lives.
Give where you live
Branch employees and others who cannot attend workplace blood drives are encouraged to give blood on behalf of PNC at CBB community donor centers and other fixed sites. Your friends and family can apply their donations to the PNC blood drive program by asking the Blood Bank to do so at the time of giving.
Regardless of where you participate, the CBB Donor Rewards program offers “more rewards the more you give” including bonus points for making and keeping an online appointment. Donors must enroll to participate.
Make an appointment online
Visit the CBB website Make an Appointment page and follow the prompts to log in. Scroll to the bottom of the “By location” page and enter the group code for the workplace blood drive of your choice. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are always preferred to ensure efficient donor processing.
Blood drive locations, dates, group codes and contact information
New! The Tower at PNC Plaza, Jim Rohr Auditorium, Pre-function Space, 2nd floor – Code B0360141
Tuesday, January 16, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Coordinators Joyce Leitman email@example.com, Scott Urban firstname.lastname@example.org
Consumer Loan Center, Large Conference Room, 2600 Liberty Ave., 1st floor – Code B0360003
Wednesday, January 17, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Coordinator Patricia Hillard email@example.com
Nova Place (Allegheny Center), Multi-purpose Room, 1st floor – Code B0280002
Wednesday, January 24, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Coordinators Francis Petrovich firstname.lastname@example.org, Jon Lewis email@example.com
Customer Care Center, 500 Smithfield Street – Code B0360136
Thursday, January 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Coordinator Lori Field firstname.lastname@example.org
US Steel Tower, 33rd floor, Room C12 – Code W0220047 (UPMC sponsored for all building tenants)
Wednesday-Thursday, January 10-11, Contact Deborah Connors email@example.com
The process to donate blood takes about an hour. It is safe and comfortable for the donor.
- Registration: Upon arrival, donors must sign-in, present proof of identification and complete a health history questionnaire.
Save time: Use the Donor Pass to complete the questionnaire from your desk on the day you donate.
Go paperless: Use your Smartphone! After completing the health history questionnaire, enter your email address and CBB will send you the completed questionnaire. When you arrive to donate, open the attachment in the email on your Smartphone and CBB staff will scan the information. If you misplace the email, you will have to retake the health history questionnaire before donating.
- Medical interview perks: A donor specialist will review the questionnaire, and you will be given a mini-physical and the ability to track wellness information. It’s a free and easy way to help you live well. You must complete the interview process to qualify for donor appreciation items.
- Donation: The donor specialist will prepare and cleanse your arm for donation; a 10 minute process.
- Refreshments: After donating, relax in the canteen for 15 minutes while enjoying a beverage and snack before returning to work.
For more information, visit the CBB website or call 1-866-DONORS-1. You may also contact CBB Account Manager Craig Prince (412-209-7245), PNC Pittsburgh Market Blood Drive Sponsor Doug Lippert, or Coordinator Joyce Leitman.
Community blood programs are an important component of national preparedness when unforeseen disasters and emergencies occur. For more information and reasons to donate blood:
- Join and follow the Pittsburgh CBB Blood Drives Connections community. Ask questions in the Forum section.
Download the free CBB Mobile App from your favorite App Store and put the power of saving lives in your hand!