The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Central Blood Bank once again joined forces to save lives this summer.
The 2006 “Score One for Life” blood drive collected 776 units of blood which translates to 2,328 patients saved through blood donations.
This year’s drive was held at the Marriott City Center on August 20. It then moved to the auditorium at the U.S. Steel Tower from August 29-31 before returning to the Marriott City Center on September 15.
In addition to the downtown Pittsburgh locations, drives were held at the U.S. Steel mill sites at Clairton, Irvin and Edgar Thomson.
All donors received a pair of Penguins pre-season game tickets.
Since 1992, the Pittsburgh Penguins have participated in this annual blood drive which is scheduled at a time when blood donations typically drop to critically low levels. A long summer of low donation rates often culminates in a severe shortage of blood by September.
Over the past 14 years, “Score One for Life” blood drives have yielded over 11,800 registered donors and over 10,000 units collected.