St. Michael’s Hall to host blood drive

FORT LORAMIE — Donors can support the search for a cure to cancer at the St. Michael’s Hall community blood drive Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 33 Elm St., Fort Loramie.

Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Faith, Hope, Cure – Donate Blood” t-shirt recognizing October National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To schedule an appointment, visit or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

St. Michael’s Hall hosts Shelby County’s largest blood drives. The three 2017 blood drives topped 850 donors and won CBC’s Platinum LifeSaving Ambassadors Club award for achieving 100 percent of collection goals.

The “Faith, Hope, Cure” campaign represents the unique relationship between blood donors and cancer patients. Chemotherapy and other cancer treatments have a harsh impact on blood cells. Transfusions of donated blood and blood products are vital to reducing complications and saving lives.

CBC is expanding the opportunity to donate platelets and plasma at select community blood drives. Platelets are blood cells that help control bleeding. Plasma is the fluid component that helps maintain blood pressure. Both are vital to the treatment of cancer, organ transplant, burn, and trauma patients. New platelet donors are in high demand, especially those with blood types A, AB, or B-positive. Find out more at or talk to an apheresis specialist at 461-3220.

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