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Upcoming blood drives at the JCC

JCC Squirrel Hill: 5738 Darlington Road

July 7, 2024

9 am-3 pm

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh Blood Drive

Honoring Isadora Silk

Sunday, July 7, 9 am – 3 pm
JCC Squirrel Hill, 5738 Darlington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

In 2010, Isadora Silk began receiving treatment for a rare form of cancer called Ewing’s sarcoma at UPMC Shadyside. After one year of Izzy’s aggressive form of chemotherapy treatment, Izzy was cancer free for nearly fourteen years.
Then, in October 2023, after months of experiencing a variety of symptoms and illnesses, Izzy was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. She is now undergoing treatment. Izzy began receiving a series of radiation and chemotherapy treatments at UPMC Hillman last November. With her last chemotherapy treatment in May, Izzy will likely undergo surgery in June.
A longstanding member of the community, Izzy is a cashier at Rite Aid, a Special Olympics bowler and bocce player, and a member of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. She is the daughter of Leonard Silk and Louise Silk and Steve Root. Izzy is the sister of Annie and Eli Silk, Sarah Silk, Dana Bishop-Root, Sarah Bishop-Root and the proud aunt of Maya and Hailey Silk.
Izzy and her family have organized this special blood drive to help replenish the community blood supply, ensuring blood will be readily available for all in need. Please donate in Izzy’s honor!

Appointments are recommended. To schedule an appointment to donate, please:

  • Go to and search Account Code UC189 (Squirrel Hill)
  • OR call 877.25VITAL (877-258-4825)
  • OR use the Vitalant mobile app.

For more information or to schedule a donation, call 412-209-7000

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