Penguins fans rose to the challenge and rolled up their sleeves on Sunday, February 27 to participate in the Score One for Life Blood Drive. More than 705 registered donors helped the Pittsburgh Penguins and American Red Cross in this lifesaving effort!
From the time CONSOL Energy Center gates opened at 9:00 am until the American Red Cross thanked the last donor for his support, the entire blood drive was fun for all and a huge success.
In addition to helping to save lives, blood donors received a Jordan Staal
jersey-style t-shirt and were eligible to win Penguins memorabilia. Fans also had the opportunity to meet Penguins alumni members and broadcasters while Penguins mascot Iceburgh and the Ice Crew were on hand with the American Red Cross mascot the Blood Hound to interact and entertain donors. After giving blood, fans enjoyed refreshments from Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and food from Pizza Hut.
The Score One for Life Blood Drive has been a commitment to the local community by the Penguins organization and fans since 1992. The drive is traditionally scheduled during a time when blood is greatly needed. Winter storm after winter storm coming through the area this year have left behind hundreds of cancelled Red Cross blood drives and thousands of lost blood donation opportunities.
The February 27 Score One for Life Blood Drive collected 639 units of blood which will help up to 1,917 patients. This collection would not have been possible without the outstanding support of our fans and we thank each donor for their participation.