The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community on Monday, Oct. 29 from 2-7 p.m.
“Because it will be so close to Halloween we decided to have some fun and give it a vampire theme,” said Michael Holohan, director of ministries at Hot Metal. Donors can enter a drawing to win a set of classic vampire films on DVD and the volunteers - but not the nurses - will be encouraged to arrive in vampire costume.
“Though I doubt anyone will be wearing glitter on their skin like the vampires in Twilight,” Mr. Holohan was quick to add.
The donation process consists of four easy steps: registration, a confidential screening of a medical history followed by a mini-physical, donation, and refreshments. The actual donation takes about ten minutes.
Those who want to schedule an appointment in advance are encouraged to call 412-481-4010 or register online at www.hotmetalbridge.com. Walk-in donations will be gladly accepted as well.