Pirates to host fourth Blood Drive of 2012 this week

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Central Blood Bank will host the fourth and final Blood Drive of
2012 at PNC Park. The drive is scheduled for Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31
from noon to 6 p.m. inside the PNC Park press conference room.

All participating donors will receive a pair of tickets to an upcoming game at PNC Park.
Each participating donor will also receive a Pirates promotional item and be entered in a
drawing for a trip for two to follow the Pirates on the road to an away series of the winner’s
choice during the 2013 season. In addition, on August 31 Pirates alumni Kent Tekulve will
be on hand from noon to 2 p.m. to take photos and sign free autographs for donors.

Limited free parking for the Pirates Blood Drive will be available in the lot across the
street (Red Lot 6) from the press entrance on General Robinson Street, courtesy of Alco
Parking.

Donating blood is important as each individual whole blood donor can make a difference
by saving up to three lives. Last year, more than 1,000 units were donated at Pirates Blood
Drives, helping to save more than 3,000 lives in the Pittsburgh region.

For more information on donating blood or to schedule your lifesaving appointment,
please call 412-209-7080 or visit www.centralbloodbank.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.