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 www.hotmetalbridge.com.
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.