EATON — Residents can help Community Blood Center overcome a mid-summer decline in the blood supply and the urgent need for type O blood by donating at the seventh annual Vincent Jones Memorial Blood Drive Saturday, July 30, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Eaton First Church of God, 601 East Lexington Road, Eaton.
Donors will be treated to an IHOP pancake and sausage breakfast and will receive the free “Hit a Double” insulated beverage bottle, while supplies last. Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com, call 937-461-3220, or download the new Donor Time app.
Vincent Jones was 38 years old when he lost his battle with leukemia in June 2016. Vincent had received multiple blood component transfusions during his treatment. His widow Mindy Sue Jones-Vannatter coordinated the first memorial blood drive in August 2016 to thank blood donors for helping him survive long enough to see the birth of their second son Jeremiah.
CBC has new online tools donors can use to save time while they’re helping save lives. Download the new “Donor Time App” from any app store and use it to find blood drives and make an appointment to donate.
Donors can also use “DonorXPress” to complete the donor questionnaire before they arrive for their blood donation. Find DonorXPress on the Donor Time App or at www.givingblood.org/donorxpress.
Blood donation requirements: Donors are required to provide a photo ID that includes their full name. Past CBC donors are also asked to bring their CBC donor ID card. Donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 years old with parental consent: form available at www.givingblood.org or at the Dayton CBC and mobile blood drive locations), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds (you may have to weigh more depending on your height), and be in good physical health. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically. Individuals with eligibility questions can email [email protected] or call 937-461-3220. Make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com. For more information visit www.givingblood.org.