Pitt-Greensburg to host blood drive

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will host a blood drive with Vitalant on Jan. 31. The drive opens at 11:30 a.m. and runs through 5 p.m. in the Smith Hall Lounge (150 Finoli Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601). The drive is open to the public as long as the Westmoreland County community COVID rating stays between the low and medium ranges. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins will be accepted.

Vitalant is offering blood donors the chance to win one of 24 $500 pre-paid gift cards when blood, platelets, or plasma is donated between Jan. 6 and Feb. 10. Entry is automatic into this national drawing. Winners will be notified by Vitalant. Donors must have an online donor account and be opted into the donor recognition program to qualify for this drawing. Please see details at vitalant.org/24giveaway.

To schedule an appointment for your donation in the Jan. 31 blood drive, please go to vitalant.org and select from the following options:

  • If you have donated with Vitalant/Central Blood Bank in the past, choose “Donor Login.”
  • If you have NOT donated with Vitalant/Central Blood Bank in the past, choose “New Donor.”
  • At the “Schedule Your Appoint Today” screen, scroll down using the far right scroll bar and enter group code UCU190062 to schedule your donation.
  • If you are unable to schedule your appointment online, please call 412-209-7000 or 1-877-25VITAL.