Thank you for participating in the January 28, 2019 CCS Blood drive! Our next drive is scheduled for March 27, 2019 from 1 - 6:30 pm!
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.
- 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).
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
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
- Had hepatitis on or after the age of 11
- Had malaria in the past 3 years
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.
something you can spare - most people have blood to spare... yet,
there is still not enough to go around.
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.
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.
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.
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