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FCAHS Blood Drive Planned for Oct. 7

Fox Chapel Area High School is holding a community blood drive Wednesday, October 7, 2020. The blood drive will be held at the Vitalant Harmar/Fox Chapel Donor Center from 1-7 p.m., and all people 16 and older are encouraged to donate blood. 

Additionally, Vitalant is, once again, offering several scholarships to area high school students. To qualify for these scholarships, Fox Chapel Area High School is hosting several blood drives throughout the 2020-2021 school year. The scholarships will be awarded for the highest percent participation and largest number of registered donations for the year. Additionally, anyone who donates blood at a local donor center can also ask for the donation to count toward Fox Chapel Area High School’s total. Just specify for the donation to count toward Fox Chapel Area High School (code HS010025).

If you are interested in donating blood for the drive, please visit vitalant.org and click on the “Donate Blood” button. On the new window, choose Donor Login (previous donor) or New Donor (haven’t donated with Vitalant before), and search with the group code HS010025. Donors may also call 412/209-7000, or Cyndi Funk at 412/477-2957, or email cfunk@itxm.org. Donors are strongly encouraged to sign up, but walk ins are also welcome. 

Vitalant is also now testing blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies. Results can be viewed online in the donor’s account two weeks after donating.

Fox Chapel Area High School’s blood drive is being coordinated by the community outreach committee of the Fox Chapel Area High School Student Government.

The Vitalant Harmar/Fox Chapel Donor Center is located at 2585 Freeport Road, Suite 207, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.