Did you know that every two seconds someone in the U.S. is in need of blood? Volunteer blood donations are vital to saving lives and just one donation can save up to three lives. Blood is critical for surgeries, cancer patients, patients with chronic illness and patients suffering from traumatic injury.
Donating blood at UPMC in Central Pa. is a quick, safe and easy way to help save lives.
Each day, patients at Central Pennsylvania hospitals use between 275 and 300 units of blood and blood products. One pint of your life-saving blood can help to heal wounds, fight infections or replenish the blood supply of another person in your community.
To be eligible to donate blood, you must:
Blood donation takes approximately 30 minutes. You can donate blood every eight weeks; all blood types are accepted.
We have blood donation centers in Carlisle and Harrisburg. In addition, blood donations can be done in the Lancaster and Lititz regions off-site (not at the hospitals) through the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank.
For more information 717-782-5722
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