Can you donate or host a blood drive for ‘National Blood Donor Month’?

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Roll up your sleeve and save some lives today.  It’s one way to celebrate National Blood Donor Month this January.  

The Community Blood Bank of Northwestern Pennsylvania and Western New York is looking for donations.  They especially need type O- and type A-.

You can donate at their location at West 26th and Peach streets until 6pm.

Dozens of local businesses open their doors to the Blood Bank to hold drives and encourage employees to take time out of their busy schedules to go donate blood. One of those businesses is Zurn Industries.

Zurn hosts blood drives with the Community Blood Bank since 2011. In that time, their employees have donated more than 300 units of blood, impacting the lives of more than 900 patients in local hospitals.  

Employees like Administrative Assistant Jessica Bongiorno say it’s a great way to give back to the local community. “…We figured hosting a blood drive here would be a great opportunity for our associates who work 40+ hours a week to be able to give back to the community since it’s hard to find down time during the week.”

If you or your company is interested in hosting a blood drive, contact the Community Blood Bank at 814-456-4206. 

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