Christian Family & Children's Center


           

Next Drive will be in Fall 2019

Fall Date to be Announced Soon!

Central Blood Bank is now Vitalant!

You may contact the Center at 724-593-9200 or email us for additional information and scheduling, or go directly to www.vitalant.org to schedule an appointment online. Click on the Donate button and search with group code OS10093 to sign up for our drive.

If you cannot give at the Center but can go to another office, we can still get credit!  Call 1-877-25-VITAL to reach a Vitalant scheduler. Use our group code OS010093 any time you schedule to give blood through Vitalant.

-OR- download the Vitalant - Pittsburgh application on your mobile device for easy appointment scheduling.

Why participate?

  • You can be proud and excited to support life!
  • Our school will earn scholarship dollars for every appointment that shows up (even if you cannot actually give that day).
  • Friends of the center, who cannot make it to our campus, instead can donate at any one of the 22 Vitalant locations in Western Pennsylvania throughout the year, and it can count towards our drive!
  • We provide a convenient location in the mountain area for people to give.
  • Our highschool students learn the importance of regularly donating blood.
  • You can visit our campus and learn more about the mission of the Christian Family and Children's Center.
Walk ins are welcome, however, we encourage everyone to sign up, as it helps us with planning.

All participating donors will receive a beanie hat!

Thank you for your help.

To be eligible you must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age (16 years of age with signed parental/guardian consent)
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds
  • Be in good health
  • Bring proper ID: A Geisinger Blood Center or military ID, driver's license, passport or employee or student ID with picture and full name are all approved forms of ID. Birth certificate along with a picture ID that includes the donor's full name will also be accepted..

What You Must Know Before Giving Blood:

This explains how YOU can help us make the donation safe for yourself and patients who might receive your blood. PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION BEFORE YOU DONATE! You will be asked to sign a statement that says you understand and have read this information the day you will be donating. Red cross will be asking questions that are of safety for the patients who receive your blood. They will ask for identification each time you try donate.(Name, date of birth, etc) All information you provide is confidential . You will also be interviewed by a Red Cross employee to make sure your health history is okay with donating.


You should not give blood if you:  (All of these are kept confidential)

  • Had hepatitis on or after the age of 11
  • Had malaria in the past 3 years
  • Were held in a correctional facility (including jail, lock up, prison, or juvenile detention center) for  more than 72 straight hours in the last 12 months.
  • Have had sexual contact in the past 12 months with anyone who is had aids
  • Had or treated for syphilis or gonorrhea or tested positive in the last 12 months
  • Were raped in the last 12 months
  • Have aids or have ever had a positive HIV test

To Determine If You Are Eligible To Donate We Will:

  • Ask questions about your health, travel, and medicines
  • Ask questions to see if you might be at risk for hepatitis, HIV, or Aids
  • Take your blood pressure, temperature and pulse, and take a small blood sample to make sure you  are not anemic 


You will get free juice, crackers & cookies.   

You will weigh one pint less when you leave than when you came in.   

It's easy and convenient - it only takes about an hour to an hour and a half.  

It's something you can spare - most people have blood to  spare... yet, there is still not enough to go  around.   

Nobody can ask you to do any heavy lifting as long as you  have the bandage on. You can wear it for as  long as you  like. It's your badge of honor.   

You will walk a little taller afterwards you will feel  good about yourself.   

You will be helping to ensure that blood is there when  you or someone close to you may need it. Most  people  don't think they'll ever need blood, but many do.   

It's something you can do on equal footing with the rich  and famous blood is something money can't buy.  Only  something one person can give to another.   

You will be someone's hero - you may give a newborn, a  child, a mother or a father, a brother, or a  sister  another chance at life. In fact, you may help save up to  three lives with just one donation.  


 
North Campus
Donegal, PA 15628
(724) 593-9200
South Campus
Indian Head, PA 15446
(724) 455-2122