WEST ALEXANDRIA – Be a “cancer fighter” and a champion of the local blood supply by donating at the West Alexandria EMS community blood drive on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at 8 Marty Lane, West Alexandria.
Appointments are encouraged. Schedule online at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.
Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Cancer Fighters are the GOAT” t-shirt honoring September Blood Cancer and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Cancer Fighters t-shirt is the third and final design in the Community Blood Center “Blood Donors are the GOAT” campaign. CBC is challenging eligible donors to collect all three designs before the campaign ends on Oct. 30.
COVID-19 restrictions continue to limit many corporate and community blood drives. High school blood drives are resuming but CBC must be prepared for COVID-related delays or disruptions in the high school blood drive schedule.
CBC is welcoming new donors and new blood drive sponsors. Call (937) 461-3220 to learn how you can help.
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.