Senior Center, Ron & Nita’s to host blood drives

CBC “Gave in the USA” T-shirt design.

CBC “Gave in the USA” T-shirt design.

SIDNEY — Donors can help “Build a Better Blood Supply” this summer and get a chance to win a home improvement make-over by donating blood during the drives, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Senior Center of Sidney and Shelby County, 304 S. West Ave., or June 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at Ron & Nita’s, 134 S. Main St.

Everyone who registers to donate will receive the May Military Appreciation Month “Gave in the USA” T-shirt. Everyone 18 and older will be automatically entered in the Community Blood Center’s “Build a Better Blood Supply Summer Blood Drive” drawing to win a $5,000 home improvement gift card. The winner will be announced in September. Donors can also enter a drawing to win a new pair of athletic shoes from Ron & Nita’s during the drive there.

Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

The “Gave in the USA” T-shirt is olive green with a two-sided design that includes the CBC blood drop on the front and “Gave in the USA – Protecting America’s Blood Supply & More” in flag-stenciled letters on the back. It is available through June 9.

Community Blood Center is counting on blood donors and their “do it yourself” spirit to help build a better blood supply this summer.

Summer is a time when high schools are on summer break, families are taking vacations and outdoor activities increase. All this can disrupt donation schedules and impact supply.

CBC “Gave in the USA” T-shirt design. “Gave in the USA” T-shirt design.