Knights of Columbus announce September blood drive


SIDNEY—Support the fight against cancer by donating at the Sidney Knights of Columbus community blood drive Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Legion Post 217, 1265 Fourth Ave., Sidney. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “My Compassion Defines Me. I Donate Blood to Fight Cancer” T-shirt honoring September and October Blood Cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness Months. Make an appointment to donate online at www.DonorTime.com or call 937-461-3220.

The “My Compassion Defines Me” T-shirt is the donor gift from Community Blood Center Sept. 3 through Nov. 2. It’s the last of three T-shirt designs in the Lifesaving Adventure Blood Drive campaign. Everyone who registers to donate through Nov. 2 is automatically entered in the drawing for the YETI Adventure Package, which includes a Tundra Cooler, Base Camp chairs and 27 genuine YETI accessories.

Platelets and plasma are vitally important for the treatment of cancer patients, as well as trauma, transplant, and burn patients. The Sidney American Legion Post blood drives offer the opporunity to donate platelets and plasma. Donors are in high demand, especially blood types A, AB, or B positive. Find out more at www.GivingBlood.org or talk to an apheresis specialist at 937-461-3220.