In addition to helping to save lives, blood donors will receive a jersey-style t-shirt, while supplies last, and are eligible to win great Penguins memorabilia. Fans will also have the opportunity to meet Penguins Alumni, plus interact with Penguins mascot Iceburgh and American Red Cross mascot the Blood Hound.
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.
Donors must schedule an appointment in advance by telephone at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or online at redcrossblood.org/penguins
. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in Pennsylvania), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Individuals should bring their Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when coming to donate.
During the Score One for Life Blood Drive, donors may park for free in the South Lot or East Lot, and then enter the CONSOL Energy Center at the Verizon Gate on Centre Avenue.