Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Serious Blood Shortage Affecting Elk Regional

Right now, there is a MAJOR shortage of O Positive blood at the Community Blood Bank. This is affecting Elk Regional!

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?

Please, if you can, consider donating blood:

Community Blood Drive
Tuesday, Feb. 7
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Education Center at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys campus

You can sign up for a drawing for a $20 Sheetz card!

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
  • Have a photo I.D.

Please come and save a life!