Get out, donate blood, play with a $5000 shopping spree at OFF-ROAD EXPRESS!

July 7, 2014

facebook ad off roadDonate blood between July 7th and August 30th, 2014, and you will be entered to win a $5,000 Shopping Spree to Off Road Express. Choose from ATVs, snowmobiles, jet-skis, dirt bikes & more.

Blood donors are needed now so the local blood supply will be stable through the summer.

Remember, Community Blood Bank is the only supplier of blood to local hospitals, so your donation helps your family, friends and neighbors right here at home.

All blood types are needed, but negative blood types are at emergency levels!

Make an appointment now!

Community Blood Bank … Our Donors Save Lives!

 

Wear the green & give the red. Shamrocks for donors!

March 11, 2014

shamrock-plantFirst 75 donors Thursday March 13th get a pot o’ shamrocks donated by Joel’s Flower Shoppe!

 ERIE, PA – The Community Blood Bank is hoping people will share their luck of the Irish before Saint Patrick’s Day by giving blood. This Thursday the first 75 donors who come to the blood bank will receive a pot of shamrocks generously donated by Joel’s Flower Shop. The blood supply  has had a terrible winter and it’s still not back to 100% so we are hoping for a few extra donors Thursday to get through it.

 Make a difference for this Saint Patrick’s Day by wearing the GREEN and giving the RED.
 
“Give blood before this St. Patrick’s and share your luck!”  Said Dan Desrochers, at the blood bank; “These shamrocks are a great promotion; and I promise whoever gets your blood will feel lucky too!”

  The Community Blood Bank at 26th and Peach in Erie PA is open from 8a.m. to 5p.m. Monday through Friday &  Saturdays 9a.m.—12:30 p.m.  Photo ID required.

 The Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York is licensed by the FDA and holds permits from the New York Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Health and has been saving lives since 1966. It is accredited by the AABB and CLIA and is a member of America’s Blood Centers.

Job Listing for Erie County PA. Regional Mobile Drive Coordinator

February 26, 2014

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Regional Mobile Drive Coordinator

Full Time

Erie, PA based

 Job Description:

 

The Regional Mobile Drive Coordinator reports to the Manager, Mobile Recruitment.  The Mobile Drive Coordinator is responsible for the development, planning and promotion of blood donor recruitment activities with an assigned territory. Responsible for educating and communicating with the public about the need for blood, the local blood program and blood donation. Develops and maintains contact with volunteers to encourage their participation.  Achieves assigned collection goals.

Requirements and Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, sales, communication or equivalent combination of related education and experience required.  Two-years of job-related recruitment, project and/or event management experience preferred

You will have demonstrated strong skills in time management, organization skills, leadership, and communications (written and verbal) and will be willing to travel and available for weekend and evening work.

How To Apply:         

 Resumes may be submitted to Mark Armbruster at: marmbruster@fourhearts.org.

The full listing including EEO information is here:

http://fourhearts.org/careers.aspx

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE GREAT WINTER WEATHER!

February 12, 2014

Mount-Pleasant

First 75 donors on Friday get either a tubing pass for two for 2 hours or an adult all day lift ticket to Mount Pleasant Ski Resort in Edinboro PA.

 ERIE, PA –The winter has been terrible unless you want to ski or tube, in which case it’s the best in years. The Community Blood Bank has teamed up with Mount Pleasant Ski Resort in Edinboro to make the most of it. The first 75 blood donors who come to the Community Blood Bank this Friday will receive either two 2-hour tubing passes or and adult all day lift ticket. The blood shortage inflicted by the severe winter is still a problem. The blood bank hopes to make up for all of the lost donors due to school closings and bad weather.

  “What a great way to make the best of it!” said Dan Desrochers, at the Community Blood Bank. “Mount Pleasant is having a terrific season and is really helping the blood supply with their donation.”

 The Community Blood Bank at 26th and Peach is open from 8a.m. to 5p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday 9a.m.—12:30 p.m.  Photo ID required.

 The Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York is licensed by the FDA and holds permits from the New York Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Health and has been saving lives since 1966. It is accredited by the AABB and CLIA and is a member of America’s Blood Centers.

BLOOD SHORTAGE TURNS CRITICAL

February 4, 2014

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CANCELLED DRIVES & FEWER DONORS DUE TO WEATHER ARE MAJOR FACTORS

ERIE, PA – The Community Blood Bank has seen the blood supply drop to critical levels in the past 24 hours and the new storm forecast could spell real problems for area hospitals that are already concerned about dwindling supplies. Last week between 250 and 300 donations were lost due to cancelled blood drives. Those days simply cannot be made up as schedules are full months in advance. Only additional donors can pull the region out of this shortage.

People with Type O & Type A blood are especially encouraged to come give blood.

The Community Blood Bank is holding a promotion called “Give from the Heart” this week sponsored by 1201 Kitchen, Play N Trade and Erie Health SPA. 1 lucky donor this week will win a gift basket valued at $350.

“I’ve never seen a winter like this one,” Said Dan Desrochers at the blood bank. “We just can’t seem to catch a break. We haven’t had a shortage in February in a long time, let alone a critical one.”

The Community Blood Bank of NW PA & WNY is licensed by the FDA and holds permits from the New York Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Health and has been saving lives since 1966. It is accredited by the AABB and CLIA and is a member of America’s Blood Centers.

In Erie at 2646 Peach Street open Mon, -Fri 8 a.m.—5p.m.; And Sat 9a.m.-12:30p.m.

Give from the Heart Valentine’s Day promotion this week

February 3, 2014

blood-bottle-rosesFIRST 75 DONORS ON TUESDAY GET A FREE 15 MINUTE MASSAGE FROM ERIE HEALTH SPA (THE PAIN & STRESS MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS)

WEEK LONG RAFFLE: DINNER FOR TWO AT 1201 KITCHEN, $50 GIFT CARD TO PLAY N TRADE VIDEO GAME STORE, AND 5 ONE-HOUR MASSAGES TO ERIE HEALTH SPA

ERIE, PA –The first 75 blood donors who come to the Community Blood Bank this Tuesday will receive a free 15 minute massage from the Erie Health SPA, located in West Ridge Plaza on 26th. The Community Blood Bank is holding a promotion called “Give from the Heart” this week sponsored by 1201 Kitchen, Play N Trade and Erie Health SPA. One lucky donor this week will win a gift basket valued at $350.

The blood shortage inflicted by the extreme cold last week is still a problem. The blood bank hopes to make up for all of the lost donors due to school closings and bad weather.

“What a great way to get ready for Valentine’s Day and to help end the blood shortage,” said Dan Desrochers, at the Community Blood Bank. “This is a great prize package and what better way to ‘Give from the heart’ than by giving blood?”

 The Community Blood Bank at 26th and Peach is open from 8a.m. to 5p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday 9a.m.—12:30 p.m.  Photo ID required.

The Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York is licensed by the FDA and holds permits from the New York Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Health and has been saving lives since 1966. It is accredited by the AABB and CLIA and is a member of America’s Blood Centers.

January 31, 2014

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BLOOD BANK EXTENDS HOURS TO FIGHT BLOOD SHORTAGE

January 28, 2014
blood bank extending hours

blood bank extending hours

THE COLD WEATHER CONTRIBUTES TO DROPPING BLOOD SUPPLY

BLOOD BANK EXTENDS HOURS TO FIGHT BLOOD SHORTAGE

ERIE, PA – The renewed cold weather has contributed to the return of a blood shortage that has the local blood supply dropping fast. Several major regional blood drives have been cancelled due to the weather. Officials at the Community Blood Bank are extending hours at their fixed site at 2646 Peach Street to give the public extra time to come in and give blood. The CBB will be open until 6:30pm Tuesday through Thursday this week (January 28-30th 2014).

With no end in sight to the cold weather, the blood bank hopes to get ahead of a serious crisis by extending hours and appealing to the public for help.

“The blood supply has been affected by the cold weather,” Said Dr. Jeffrey Richmond, Medical Director at the blood bank. “Many blood drives have either cancelled or have experienced low turnout. As a result, blood supplies have dropped sharply in the last few days. In order to avoid a critical blood shortage for our regional hospitals, we encourage you to donate today.”

The Community Blood Bank of NW PA & WNY is licensed by the FDA and holds permits from the New York Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Health and has been saving lives since 1966. It is accredited by the AABB and CLIA and is a member of America’s Blood Centers.

FREE T-SHIRT TUESDAY!

January 10, 2014

 

Get this awesome long sleeve T-shirt just by giving blood!

Get this awesome long sleeve T-shirt just by giving blood!

 All Donors  on Tuesday at 26th & Peach get a free long sleeve

Community Blood Bank t-shirt

ERIE, PA – The Community Blood Bank is giving all blood donors this Tuesday a free T-shirt as part of January being National Blood Donor Month. Congress picked January because it’s normally such a tough month for the blood supply. T-shirts are a blood donor classic and these high quality long sleeve shirts are perfect for the cold winter we’re having.

One lucky donor this week will win a $100 Wegmans Gift card.

The local blood supply is still lower than the hospitals would like and donors with negative blood types are especially needed.

“What better way to show your support for local blood donation than by wearing this shirt,” said Dan Desrochers, at the blood bank, “We hope we get lots of support this Tuesday!”

 The Community Blood Bank at 26th and Peach is open from 8a.m. to 5p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday 9a.m.—12:30 p.m.  Photo ID required.

THE COLD CONTRIBUTES TO THE BLOOD SHORTAGE

January 7, 2014

frozen-thermometerThree blood drives cancelled due to cold weather

ERIE, PA – The local blood shortage is feeling the cold just like everyone else. On Tuesday three mobile blood drives were cancelled due to the cold, but the main location at 26th & Peach remains open, although a water main break has traffic barrels partially blocking the entrance.

 There are three drives coming up that people can come to, to help out.

 Thursday January 9th. Union City Moose Lodge from 2-6pm

Friday January 10th. Lake Erie Lodge in Girard from 1-6pm

Saturday Jan. 11th. First Presbyterian Church, 250 W. 7th St. 8-12pm

Donors are also welcome Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm & Saturdays 9 to 12:30pm at 26th & Peach Streets. No appointment is needed at any of these locations, just bring photo ID and expect to spend 30 minutes or so.

 “The weather has been a major factor for this shortage.” Said Dan Desrochers at the blood bank. “There is no way to ‘make up’ for cancelled blood drives other than higher turnout on the drives we do have.”

 The Community Blood Bank of NW PA & WNY is licensed by the FDA and holds permits from the New York Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Health and has been saving lives since 1966. It is accredited by the AABB and CLIA and is a member of America’s Blood Centers.


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