Save Lives & Support a Charity

Give Blood & Give Back (GB&GB) is a partnership opportunity that doubles the impact of every blood donation. Based on the success of the Save Lives, Feed Families program, the GB&GB initiative promises to make a significant impact across our service areas. At the same time, GB&GB is a response to build our diminishing blood supply.

For GB&GB, Blood Science Foundation (BSF) selects nonprofit organizations (charity beneficiaries) to host and promote GB&GB blood drives. These drives attract new blood donors while helping to generate monetary donations from BSF and its funding partners to the selected charity beneficiaries in honor of each registered blood donor.

That’s giving back & paying it forward!

Join us by becoming…

Directly support two vital causes

Build positive public relations by sponsoring a blood drive in your community

As the fundraising arm of Vitalant, BSF connects sponsors/funding partners with Vitalant and partnering charity beneficiaries that address the critical and basic needs of our communities. GB&GB blood drives are operated in partnership with Vitalant and promoted jointly by the funding partner and the charity beneficiary with funding secured by BSF.

To provide funding for GB&GB, call Shelley Miscampbell at 412-209-7192


Sponsors & funding partners:

(Includes Save Lives, Feed Families partners. Updated on a monthly basis.)

Anne L. & George H. Clapp Charitable & Educational Trust | Dollar Bank | EQT Corporation | Giant Eagle | Huntington Bank | Jefferson Regional Foundation | Richard King Mellon Foundation

Directly receive monetary donations for each blood donor you register

Build positive public awareness as you promote your blood drive in the community

As the fundraising arm of Vitalant, BSF selects charities that address the critical and basic needs of our communities as partners for GB&GB blood drives. BSF secures funding for these drives, which are promoted by partnering charities to their constituents and are operated by Vitalant. Partner charity beneficiaries receive a set monetary donation for each blood donor they help to register for a GB&GB blood drive with assistance from BSF.

To become a selected charity beneficiary, call Shelley Miscampbell at 412-209-7192


Participating Charity Beneficiaries:

(Includes Save Lives, Feed Families charity beneficiaries. Updated on a monthly basis.)

100 Black Men of Western PA | Allegheny County Library Association | Allegheny County Parks Foundation | Allegheny Health Network’s (AHN’s) Healthy Food Center | Allegheny Land Trust | Bidwell Training Center | Brashear Association | Bread of Life Food Pantry | Brentwood Presbyterian Church Food Bank | Bridgeville Community Food Bank | Charter Oak Church | Clarksburg Mission | Cloverleaf Area Ecumenical Assistance Program | Community Bread Basket | Community Circle Food Pantry | Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County | Community Services of Venango County | Corner Cupboard Food Bank | Cross Roads Presbyterian Church Food Pantry | Families Matter Food Pantry | Feed Our Students | First United Presbyterian Church of Crafton Heights Food Pantry | Free Care Fund at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh | Good Shepherd Food Bank | Grace Lutheran Church Action Food Pantry | Greater Washington County Food Bank | JFCS Squirrel Hill Food Pantry | Light of Life Rescue Mission | McKeesport Agape Center | Mountaineer Food Bank | North Hills Community Outreach | Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media | Riverview Community Action Corporation | Rosedale Food Pantry | Southwest Butler Food Cupboard | South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) | St. Ann’s Good Neighbor Lunch | St. Vincent DePaul | St. Winifred Food Pantry | The House of the Carpenter | The Lord’s Pantry | The Salvation Army of Beaver Falls | The Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling | The St. Clairsville Council of Churches Food Pantry | University of Pittsburgh Food Pantry | Upshur Cooperative Parrish | Venture Outdoors | Veteran’s Breakfast Club | Westmoreland County Food Bank | Zion United Methodist Church

Give the gift of life through your blood donation

Unlock a monetary donation to one of our charity beneficiaries in your honor

Volunteer blood donors are urgently needed to treat patients in our hospitals and healthcare systems. Your gift of blood will help save up to three lives while also unlocking a monetary donation to help one of our charity beneficiaries meet the critical needs of individuals and families in our communities. When you donate blood at any GB&GB blood drive listed below, BSF will make a financial contribution in your honor to the charity beneficiary listed. Giving blood is giving back twice through GB&GB.

Schedule your appointment and double the impact of your blood donation.

To reserve your spot at any of the blood drives below, click the purple “Schedule an appointment” button and search by the associated group code. Blood drives are listed in order of date.

EQT Save Lives, Feed Families Blood Drive
Sunday, December 5 – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Greene County Fairgrounds – 4H Bldg 10
Group Code: C5300102
Benefits: Corner Cupboard Food Pantry
Funding partner: EQT 

Eat’N Park Blood Drive
Monday, December 6 – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Eat’N Park Headquarters – 1st Floor, Conference Room
Group Code: E023
Benefits: UPMC Children’s Free Care Fund
Funding partner: Anne L. & George H. Clapp Charitable & Educational Trust

AHN – Jefferson Hospital Blood Drive
Wednesday, December 8 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Jefferson Hospital – James Bibro Building, 2nd Floor, Jefferson Room
Group Code: W0200002
Benefits: South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM)
Funding partner: Jefferson Regional Foundation

Round Hill Church Community Drive
Friday, December 10 – 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Round Hill Presbyterian Church – Christian Education Building
Group Code: G0120030
Benefits: South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM)
Funding partner: Jefferson Regional Foundation

Beth El Congregation Blood Drive
Sunday, December 12 – 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Beth El Congregation – Social Hall
Group Code: G0020005
Benefits: South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM)
Funding partner: Jefferson Regional Foundation

Southminster Presbyterian Church Blood Drive
Sunday, December 12 – 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Southminster Presbyterian Church – Recreation Hall
Group Code: G0010147
Benefits: South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM)
Funding partner: Jefferson Regional Foundation

AHN – Fifth Avenue Place Blood Drive
Wednesday, December 15 – 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Fifth Avenue Place – Penn Avenue Place Atrium, 2nd Floor
Group Code: I0170002
Benefits: AHN Healthy Food Center
Funding partner: Huntington Bank

West Penn Hospital Blood Drive
Wednesday, December 15 – 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
West Penn Hospital Wintergarden
Group Code: W161
Benefits: AHN Healthy Food Center
Funding partner: Huntington Bank

Forbes – Allegheny Health Network Blood Drive
Thursday, December 16 – 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Forbes Hospital – Learning Center #2
Group Code: W0020010
Benefits: AHN Healthy Food Center
Funding partner: Huntington Bank

AHN – Allegheny General Hospital Blood Drive
Thursday, December 16 & Friday, December 17  – 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Both days)
Allegheny General Hospital – Cafeteria Conference Room
Group Code: W002
Benefits: AHN Healthy Food Center
Funding partner: Huntington Bank

AHN Healthy Food Center Virtual Blood Drive
Now through Dec. 31, 2021
Any Vitalant Donation Center or Mobile Blood Drive
When you arrive to donate, mention the group code listed below.
Group Code: W002
Benefits: AHN Healthy Food Center
Funding partner: Huntington Bank

Veterans Breakfast Club Virtual Blood Drive
Now through Dec. 31, 2021
Any Vitalant Donation Center or Community Blood Drive
When you arrive to donate, mention the group code listed below.
Group Code: D062
Benefits: Veterans Breakfast Club
Funding partner: Jefferson Regional Foundation

AHN – Wexford Campus Blood Drive
Friday, January 14, 2022 – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
AHN Wexford Hospital – Rooms 02-057 & 059, Near Café
Group Code: W0020034
Benefits: AHN Healthy Food Center
Funding partner: Huntington Bank

Howard Hanna Blood Drive
Friday, January 14, 2022 – 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Howard Hanna, Cranberry – Bloodmobile
Group Code: R0120006
Benefits: UPMC Children’s Free Care Fund
Funding partner: Anne L. & George H. Clapp Charitable & Educational Trust

ENGAGE YOUR STAKEHOLDERS IN A WORTHWHILE CAUSE

BUILD POSITIVE PUBLIC RELATIONS BY HOSTING A BLOOD DRIVE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Volunteer blood donors are urgently needed to help patients in our hospitals and healthcare systems in our communities. By hosting a blood drive, you will build positive public relations while providing an essential location for blood donors to join you in saving lives and supporting charities. Vitalant must collect as many as 5,500 blood donations every day to meet patient needs. Take this opportunity to save lives and support two vital causes simultaneously. You can inspire others to act by hosting a GB&GB blood drive today.

On-site blood drives can be held almost anywhere, from churches and businesses to recreation centers, libraries, and clubhouses.

To host a blood drive for GB&GB, click the button below and fill out the form. In the Comments field, enter “GB&GB Blood Drive.” A member of the Vitalant staff will reach out to you to discuss your blood drive.

Here’s how it works

As the fundraising arm of Vitalant, BSF secures funding to partner with Vitalant and selected charities that address the critical and basic needs of our communities. Each blood donation can save up to three lives and triggers a monetary donation in the blood donor’s honor to a partnering charity beneficiary.

Learn how you and your organization can become involved

Need help promoting a Give Blood & Give Back blood drive?

Contact Shelley Miscampbell for more information and our promotion tool kit
412-209-7192 or smiscampbell@bloodsciencefoundation.org