PITTSBURGH — There are five days until the Pittsburgh Penguins get back on the ice.
But Friday, the team was all about saving lives, hosting a blood drive at the DoubleTree in downtown Pittsburgh.
“We really have to make up that deficit in blood donations, and when people come down today and we welcome walk-ins, they are really helping people in our community, not only patients in the hospital who need blood, but people who are food insecure,” Vitalant communications manager Kristin Lane said.
The Greater Washington County Community Food Bank benefits from this event.
Donors will also have their blood checked for COVID-19 antibodies.
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