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Blood drive in So. Side


The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community on Monday, Oct. 28 from 2-7 p.m.

Donors can enter a drawing to win a $200 Visa gift card or a set of classic vampire films on DVD. The volunteers - but not the nurses - will be encouraged to arrive in vampire costume. Donors are encouraged to join in the costumed fun.

The donation process consists of four easy steps: registration, a confidential screening of your 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

There will be a limited number of “double red” appointments available, which use a special machine to collect twice as many platelets. This process takes a little longer than the regular donation.

Walk-in donations will be gladly accepted as well.

The Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community is at the corner of 27th and Jane streets in South Side. The 48 and 75 bus lines have stops nearby and parking for cars and bicycles is available on-site.


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