The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for blood and plasma donations more than ever. In an effort to support regional donations, the Office of Community and Governmental Relations has worked with Vitalant to schedule two staff and faculty blood drives at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum on Friday, Nov. 13, and Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interested donors can make an appointment. Click the Donate Now button and enter Pitt’s ZIP code, 15260, then scroll down to search by group code N096.
In addition to supporting critical blood donation needs, Vitalant is donating $5 to the Pitt Pantry to support food security in these challenging times for every blood donation made. Individual donations, as well as those from units or departments, can help save lives and feed the Pitt community. Faculty and staff who are already planning to be on campus the days of the blood drive are encouraged to participate if they feel comfortable doing so. Please remember to fill out the Daily Health Check app beforehand.
Read Vitalant’s COVID-19 FAQs to learn more about the precautions being taken to protect staff and donors on-site.