First Southern Baptist Church hosting blood drive Oct. 16


9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 35 North Liberty St., Camden

Submitted by Community Blood Center



CAMDEN — Donate blood to help with the treatment of cancer patients. Support the Camden community blood drive on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the First Southern Baptist Church Family Center, 35 North Liberty St., Camden.

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 October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Nearly one fourth of the blood supply goes to cancer patients, higher blood component usage than any other disease. Cancer patients need blood because chemotherapy and radiation treatments can damage bone marrow, reducing their red cell and platelet production. Complex surgical procedures for cancer also require transfusions.

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. CBC welcomes new donors, new platelet and plasma 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 canidonate@cbccts.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.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 35 North Liberty St., Camden

Submitted by Community Blood Center