Central Blood Bank


The Pittsburgh region is internationally renowned for its excellent hospitals and healthcare systems.  Patients come from across the nation and abroad seeking treatment from medical teams working in technically advanced settings.

At one level of Pittsburgh’s excellent medical facilities are community hospitals that answer the need for basic and routine medical care for residents in their immediate areas.  At the other end of the spectrum are sophisticated regional referral centers.  Highly specialized services, such as trauma centers, neonatal units, burn centers and transplant programs, are available to patients from a wide geographic area.

Our commitment to the care of critically ill and injured patients, as well as those undergoing routine procedures in need of blood transfusions, requires us to seek continuous improvements in the quality of products and services we provide.  Our effort to advance transfusion medicine is ongoing.  We recognize our vital role in servicing this excellent healthcare delivery system.  The achievements of the blood center are intertwined with the provision of highly specialized treatment capabilities in our community.

Our organization also plays a valuable role in the education of healthcare professionals by promoting a better understanding of the science of transfusion medicine.  This results in improved transfusion practices by primary care physicians and other healthcare professionals.  Collaboration with our hospital partners has led to improved patient care and a more cost-effective community blood program.  Central Blood Bank has been, and will continue to be, a responsive, capable and cost-effective partner in meeting our hospital clients’ transfusion medicine demands.

Central Blood Bank provides blood, blood products and transfusion-related services to approximately 60 hospitals in western Pennsylvania, as well as select communities in northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio.  We are proud to be a healthcare partner to our hospital clients.