Blood drives coming up in Camden, New Paris

R-H Staff

CAMDEN & NEW PARIS — Community Blood Center needs donors to avoid a summer shortage. Area residents are asked to consider donating blood at one of two drives coming up next week.

The Camden community blood drive is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, from 4-8 p.m., at the First Southern Baptist Church Family Center, 35 N. Liberty St., Camden. The Wallace Family community blood drive is set for Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Natural Springs Resort campground, 500 South Washington St., New Paris.

June 18 is the Wallace Family Reunion and the family is inviting residents of New Paris and neighboring communities to donate during it.

Everyone who registers to donate gets the “Step Up to the Plate” t-shirt. Schedule an appointment online at or call 937-461-3220.

The goal of the “Step Up to the Plate” summer blood drive campaign is to encourage more first-time donors, remind donors to give despite summertime distractions, and to challenge those who can to donate at least twice.

Donate at any CBC blood drive or the CBC Donor Center May 2 through Aug. 27 and you are automatically entered in a drawing to win four tickets to the Sept. 3 Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies game at Great American Ball Park, followed by a Cole Swindell concert, plus $100 in concession stand gift cards.

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 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 call937-461-3220. Make an appointment at

R-H Staff