'Leap for Life' drives seek to bolster blood supplies

In an effort to boost blood collections that are lower than expected because of winter weather, three “Leap for Life” blood drives will be held in Centre County Friday.

The drives, on Leap Day, will be:

Winter weather led to the cancellation of 19 blood drives over the past month in the 100-county Greater Alleghenies Region, resulting in the loss of 1,343 projected units. Less than a one-day supply is available of blood types O negative, O positive, B negative, B positive and A negative.

Donors will receive “Leap for Life” T-shirts while supplies last and will be automatically entered into a raffle for a 6-pack of fresh cut Hoss’s Steak and Sea House steaks. Refreshments will be provided.