Did you know it takes 800 blood donors every week to maintain a safe supply of blood, plasma and platelets for Elk Regional Health Center and seven other local hospitals who rely upon the Community Blood Bank of Northwestern Pennsylvania for blood?
You can help!
Where: The Education Center at Elk Regional Health Center, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys.
When: The First Tuesday of Every Month!
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
How long will it take? Less than 45 minutes.
The Community Blood Bank of Northwestern Pennsylvania is the exclusive provider of blood for ALL hospitals in Elk, Erie, Warren, McKean and Tioga counties. It is also the preferred provider of blood products to hospitals in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Potter and Allegany counties. It supplies about 40,000 units of blood to these hospitals each year, which helps save lives right here in our region.
Those who donate ...
- Must be in general good health
- Must weigh at least 110 pounds
- Must have no new tattoos or piercings within the last year
- Must be at least 17 yrs of age (or 16 yrs of age with a signed parental consent form from the Community Blood Bank)
- Have a photo I.D.
For more information about the Community Blood Bank, visit them online.