| Home

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

South Side church sponsors blood drive for injured cyclist

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

The Central Blood Bank will hold a blood drive Wednesday in honor of Colin Albright, the bicyclist who lost more than a third of his blood after being attacked on the South Side last month.

The blood drive will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community, 2700 Jane St. Donors can register online at using the sponsor code ZRTN0968 or call 412-209-7067 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, although those donors may have longer to wait, said blood bank spokeswoman Caitlyn Doyle.

Albright was slashed and stabbed repeatedly by an unknown assailant while he was walking his bike up the city steps near Josephine Street on Sept. 5. The incident remains under investigation.

Albright required several blood transfusions. His church scheduled the blood drive in his honor to help replenish the community blood supply that helped him when he needed it, Doyle said.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Friends, family, history lure natives back to Western Pennsylvania
  2. Crosby scores twice, Malkin delivers OT goal as Penguins beat Blues
  3. Steelers veteran linebacker Harrison focused on stretch run
  4. Steelers notebook: Tomlin ends practice with third-down work
  5. Penguins co-owner Lemieux snuffs rumored rift with Crosby
  6. Artis leads Pitt to lopsided victory over Cornell
  7. Teen charged with firing shots in Wilkins, abducting woman
  8. Pirates sign free agent 1B-OF Goebbert, RHP Webster
  9. Keystone Bakery closes Greensburg store
  10. Emotional send-off awaits Pitt seniors
  11. Puppies’ eyes glued shut, South Huntingdon animal shelter says