YMCA blood drive, Dec. 13

R-H Staff

EATON — The Preble County YMCA will host a holiday season community blood drive Thursday, Dec. 13, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. in the gym, 450 Washington Jackson Road, Eaton.

Community Blood Center is celebrating the season by offering a warm gift of colorful holiday socks to everyone who registers to donate. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

The holiday season is an especially challenging time of year for maintaining the area blood supply, according to CBC officials. If you must miss an appointment to donate reschedule as soon as possible.

The holiday gift socks are part of the “Make it a Holiday to Remember All the Way to Your Jingle Toes” campaign. The holiday socks are green, grey and red with multi-colored Christmas tree bulbs representing blood types. They are one size fits all, and are free when you register to donate hrough Dec. 29 at a CBC Donor Center or mobile blood drive.

CBC is expanding the opportunity to donate platelets and plasma at select community blood drives. Platelets are the cells that control bleeding while plasma is the fluid that maintains blood pressure. Both are vital for the treatment of cancer, trauma, organ transplant, and burn patients. New platelet donors are in high demand, especially those with blood types A, AB, or B positive. Find out more at www.GivingBlood.org or talk to an apheresis specialist at 937-461-3220.

R-H Staff