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To kick off the May is Beef Month celebration, the PA Beef Council (PBC) is teaming up with the American Red Cross to host the Cattlemen Care Blood Drive on May 10, 2022 in the Cameron Street Lobby of the PA Farm Show Complex. Donation times are available from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Currently, the American Red Cross is facing a national blood shortage, the worst in over a decade. This causes delays in care and can impact vital medical treatment for those in most critical need around the country. Currently Red Cross supplies approximately 40% of the nation’s blood supply.

“Teaming up with the American Red Cross to support a blood drive is a unique way for the agriculture community in PA to show our support. As cattlemen and women, we care for the land and livestock every day. Hosting a Blood Drive is one way for us to show our compassion for our community as well”, said Nichole Hockenberry, Executive Director of the PBC. “As we celebrate Beef Month, we want to not only celebrate the protein and great taste that beef has to beef offer, but also the people who produce it and the communities we are a part of”.

The event is open to the public and walk-in donors are welcome. An online sign-up portal is available and will expedite the registration process making the day flow more smoothly for donors. Donors who register by May 1 will receive a complimentary burger to refuel after their donation!

To register for the blood drive visit, the Red Cross website.

To learn more about the PA Beef Council visit

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