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Ep. 22 — How to stop the bleeding as blood donations drop

February 12, 2021



The latest P100 Podcast is all about giving — giving blood, that is. Or the ways you can help Pittsburgh’s primary blood bank if you aren’t eligible to donate.

We chatted with Mark Giaquinto, president and chief financial officer of the Blood Science Foundation, the fundraising and philanthropic arm of Vitalant (formerly known as Central Blood Bank).

Even before the pandemic’s disruptions, our region faced a steep decline in regular blood donors, with collections dropping by 50% over the past decade. We got into the reasons why that is — and how to reverse the trend.

For more, see: https://bloodsciencefoundation.org/donate/ and https://www.vitalant.org/feedfamilies.