EATON — The Preble County YMCA will host a community blood drive Thursday, Jan. 30, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at 450 Washington Jackson Road, Eaton. The YMCA blood drive now includes double red blood cell donations. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the special edition “Donor Strong” long-sleeve t-shirt in celebration of January Ohio Blood Donor Awareness Month. Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 937-461-3220.
January is Blood Donor Awareness Month in Ohio and nationwide. It’s a time to thank donors and to encourage support for the blood supply against the challenges of winter weather and seasonal illness. The long-sleeve “Donor Strong” t-shirt is a gift to donors now through Feb. 29.
Community Blood Center must increase donations in 2020 to provide blood to more hospitals outside our traditional 15-county service area. CBC is also seeking more automated donations of platelets, plasma, and double red blood cells.
The Preble County YMCA blood drive now includes the opportunity to make double red blood cell donations. Automated double red blood cell donations are encouraged for type O donors. Safely donating two units of red cells helps increase the supply commonly used in surgery and the emergency treatment of trauma patients. It is considered two donations and the deferment period between donations is twice as long. Find out more at www.GivingBlood.org or talk to an apheresis specialist at 937-461-3220.