A Pennsylvania non-profit is urging state residents to donate blood to help fight off a summer blood shortage. 

Vitalant is hosting a series of blood drives, in hopes of getting ahead of a annual shortage that typically falls around the Fourth of July. 

All donors who give blood between July 1st and July 7th and opt-in to Donor Rewards can get a free "Team Donor" t-shirt.

Plus, from July 8th to the 27th, donors will be automatically entered into Vitalant's Summer Car Giveaway for a vehicle valued up to $30,000. 

The upcoming blood drives are as followed: 


Monday, July 1

UPMC Horizon Hospital - Shenango Valley

2200 Memorial Dr.

11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 


Wednesday, July 10

UPMC-Horizon Hospital - Assembly Rooms A&B

110 N. Main St.

11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Grove City: 

Monday, July 29

Knights of Columbus - Social Hall

1342 South Center St Ext.

1 p.m. - 7 p.m. 


Monday, July 15

Active Aging Inc. - Section A

1034 Park Ave.

12 p.m. - 5 p.m. 


Monday, July 22

Saint Peter & Paul Lutheran Church

699 Stambaugh Ave.

2 p.m. - 6 p.m.