EATON – The new “Blood Donor” face mask is free when you register to donate at the Grace Lutheran Church community blood drive Thursday, Aug. 13 from 1-7 p.m. in the Social Hall, 111 Lutheran Drive, Eaton.
Donors must make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or by calling 937-461-3220.
Everyone who registers to donate will also receive the “It’s Time to Save A Life” t-shirt and will be automatically entered in the “Wake Up & Donate Blood Drive” drawing to win a custom Sleep Number bed.
CBC needs donors to meet demand that has risen beyond the traditional summer challenges. CBC continues to maintain social distancing and other COVID-19 safeguards at all blood drives. Capacity remains limited at some blood drives, while blood usage continues to rise.
The CBC COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) program is now open to donors who have tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies by blood test. Learn how to help COVID-19 patients by donating CCP at www.GivingBlood.org.
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 CBC branch & 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 are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1(800)388-GIVE. Make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.