I was talking to Lady about giving money and having to wait until Tuesday to do so. She said that we could give blood in the meantime. What a great fucking idea.
The only organization that I've ever seen mobilizing to collect blood is The ARC. I know that they have a SE PA chapter at Chestnut & 23rd Sts. I'd think that hospitals would be taking blood as well. There are tons of hospitals here in Philly to go to and donate blood.
I know that the ARC does not take blood from various people for various reasons. Their donation eligibility guidelines. Generally:
To give blood for transfusion to another person, you must be healthy, be at least 17 years old or 16 years old if allowed by state law, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not have donated blood in the last 8 weeks (56 days). "Healthy" means that you feel well and can perform normal activities. If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure, "healthy" also means that you are being treated and the condition is under control.Donate if you can.
Also the list on the right pane is growing. Plenty of places to choose from.