PREBLE COUNTY– Two upcoming blood drives will help support the fight against cancer by donating at the Preble County YMCA community blood drive on Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 3:30-7:30 p.m and at the West Alexandria EMS community blood drive on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
The CBC Bloodmobile will be at 450 Washington Jackson Road in Eaton and 8 Marty Lane in West Alexandria during the listed times. Donors must make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or by calling (937) 461-3220.. Donors must make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or by calling (937) 461-3220.
Everyone who registers to donate will receive the new “Wake Up It’s Time to Support the Fight” t-shirt honoring September Blood Cancer Awareness Month and October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Donors will also receive the “We’re All In This Together” face mask (while supplies last) and will be automatically entered in the “Wake Up & Donate Blood Drive” drawing to win a custom Sleep Number bed. The “Time to Support the Fight” t-shirt is the final design in the “Wake Up and Donate” campaign which ends Oct. 31 with the Sleep Number bed drawing.
CBC enters the fall season with one-third of the September blood drive schedule cancelled. Many businesses and organizations cannot host blood drives due to continued COVID-19 related interruptions. High schools that began the year with remote learning have cancelled blood drives, while those still scheduled will be at reduced capacity.
CBC is seeking COVID-19 survivors to become “Crisis Warriors” by donating their antibody-rich plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. CCP donors will receive the “COVID-19 Crisis Warrior” t-shirt. Learn more and register to donate CCP at www.GivingBlood.org or call (937) 461-3220.
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.
Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services® is an independent, not-for-profit organization. Community Blood Center provides blood products to 23 hospitals and health centers within a 15-county service area in the Miami (Ohio) and Whitewater (Indiana) Valleys. For more information about Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services®, visit www.givingblood.org.