Taste the Good Life Gourmet Charity Gala

April 26, 2018

DiSalvo’s Station Restaurant in Latrobe, Pa

A 1903 Railroad Station and National Historic Landmark

Through philanthropy and grant making, the Blood Science Foundation’s mission is to support Central Blood Bank and the Institute for Transfusion Medicine’s (ITxM) other subsidiaries, in fulfilling their mission to advance cutting-edge research and provide a safe and ample blood supply that meets the needs of the healthcare communities, patients, and donors in our service areas.

Note: All funds raised at this event will be used solely for the benefit of Central Blood Bank.

Blood Operations

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Central Blood Bank is a tax-exempt organization established to serve the transfusion needs of Western Pennsylvania hospitals. Central Blood Bank’s service areas include metropolitan Pittsburgh as well as more than 10 counties in western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio. Central Blood Bank currently collects, tests and distributes 140,000 units of whole blood to more than 50 hospitals and healthcare facilities in the tri-state area.


Virginia Blood Services

Virginia Blood Services is a tax-exempt provider of blood products to more than 25 hospitals and has nine donor centers throughout the state of Virginia. It takes more than 400 donations every day to meet the needs of patients in Charlottesville, Emporia, Farmville, Fishersville, Harrisonburg, Richmond, South Hill, the Staunton/Waynesboro area, Roanoke/New River Valley, Northern Shenandoah Valley area and parts of West Virginia and Washington DC.


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 is a tax-exempt provider of blood products serving Chicago area hospitals. LifeSource has 17 donor centers throughout the area and operates an average of 10 mobile drives every day, collecting approximately 136,000 units of blood annually.

Taste the Good Life Gourmet Charity Gala: The Good Life Means Sharing Your Blessings

Joey Disalvo started the Taste the Good Life Charity Gala as a gourmet, five course dinner for a select group of  food and wine aficionados in 1992. The bi-annual event is  now a sumptuous gala with food stations throughout the restaurant which offer the best of food, wine, spirits, desserts,  very fine cigars as well as entertainment, raffles and silent and live auctions. The DiSalvo family saw the event as an opportunity to give back from their success. Many of the most worthy Western PA charities have been the beneficiaries of the Taste the Good Life proceeds.  Come with your friends and enjoy the best of the Good Life and be a part of this grand tradition. DiSalvo’s Station Restaurant is a registered National Historic Landmark.