As a public service, the University of Pittsburgh in collaboration with the Central Blood Bank of Pittsburgh conducts faculty/staff / student blood drives over the course of a calendar year. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate as dates, times and locations are announced in advance of any scheduled blood drive.
The Central Blood Bank of Pittsburgh is a non-profit organization founded in 1951 by a group of Pittsburgh doctors serving 7 hospitals. Today, Central Blood employs over 300 collecting and testing over 160,000 units of blood annually to serve over 40 hospitals in Western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia.
The Central Blood Bank offers several different programs for those interested in donating. When you donate any blood product, you are automatically a part of the “Community Blood Program”. As part of this program, you save up to three lives with each donation. The University is also involved in the “Partners for Life” program to encourage Pitt employees to donate 4 times per year. Pitt employees are also involved in the “G.O.L.D. Club” which stands for Gift of Life Donor.
University of Pittsburgh donors may register on-line by visiting the CBB website. When registering to donate, please use the code CU190020 if you plan to give at the William Pitt Union or, use the code CU 190002 if you plan to give at Victoria Hall. Proper ID is required to donate blood. Therefore, please bring ID with you on the day of the blood drive. Several forms of ID are acceptable such as, picture Military ID, picture drivers license, employee picture ID or Birth Certificate along with a picture ID that includes the donor’s full name.
Contact Gwen Watkins at 412-624-7702