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The Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Blood Donor Center encourages people to donate blood and platelets as often as possible. Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health sponsors community blood drives every week throughout Lancaster County, as well as at the Blood Donor Center at the Suburban Pavilion. Blood that is collected stays in Lancaster County to benefit members of our community.

The United States is currently experiencing a shortage of blood supplies. Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health encourages all eligible donors to make a donation at either our blood donor center or one of our community blood drives. Blood donation is safe, including for those who have received a Covid-19 vaccination.

Blood donors must be in good health (free of flu, cold and nausea symptoms for at least three days), 16 years of age (with parental consent) to 74 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds, be well hydrated, eat a substantial meal within four hours before donating, and bring a form of ID. Donors age 75 or older may donate at our office at the Suburban Outpatient Pavilion.

Appointments are encouraged and will receive priority. To make an appointment, please call 717-544-0170, or schedule online at (local Blood Drive Events tab). Donors will receive a free gift.

August 2023 blood drives dates and locations:

8/1/2023Tue10 am – 3 pmProvidence Township Building
200 Mt. Airy Road, New Providence
8/2/2023Wed2 pm – 7 pmAscension Lutheran Church
600 Penn Grant Road, Willow Street
8/3/2023Thurs7 am – 2 pmLancaster General Hospital – James Street 3rd Floor Common Area
555 Duke Street, Lancaster
8/8/2023Tue2 pm – 7 pmHosanna Church
29 Green Acres Road, Lititz
8/9/2023Wed2 pm – 8 pmKinzer Fire Company
3521 Lincoln Highway, Kinzers
8/10/2023Thurs2 pm – 7 pmRobert Fulton Fire Company
2271 Robert Fulton Highway, Peach Bottom
8/15/2023Tue2 pm – 7 pm Grace Church at Willow Valley
300 Willow Valley Square, Lancaster
8/16/2023Wed2 pm – 7 pmWitmer Fire Protection Association
455 Mt. Sydney Road, Witmer
8/17/2023Thurs2 pm – 7 pmAlliance Church of Elizabethtown
425 Cloverleaf Road, Elizabethtown
8/22/2023Tue2 pm – 7 pm“The Factory” Ministries
3293 East Lincoln Highway, Paradise
8/23/2023Wed12 pm – 5 pmLancaster General Hospital – Willow Lakes
212 Willow Lakes Drive, Willow Street
8/24/2023Thurs2 pm – 8 pmBart Fire Company
11 Furnace Road, Quarryville
8/29/2023Tue10 am – 3 pmAnn B. Barshinger Cancer Institute
2102 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster
8/30/2023Wed2 pm – 8 pmWhite Horse Fire Company
111 White Horse Road, Gap
8/31/2023Thurs1 pm – 6 pmWomen and Babies Hospital
690 Good Drive, Lancaster

Community members must self-schedule appointments to donate at the Blood Donor Center at the Suburban Pavilion, 2104 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 202, 2nd Floor, Lancaster, by calling 717-544-0170 and choosing option 1, or by visiting

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Blood Donor Center hours:

Mondays: 10 am to 7:30 pm
Tuesdays: 8 am to 4 pm
Wednesdays: 8 am to 6 pm
Thursdays: 8 am to 4 pm
Fridays: 8 am to 6 pm

Courtesy of Marcie Brody from Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.

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