St. Michael Catholic Parish to host blood drive

FORT LORAMIE — St. Michael Catholic Parish will help boost the winter blood supply by hosting a community blood drive, Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., in St. Michael’s Hall, 33 Elm St., Fort Loramie.

Everyone who registers to donate will receive the commemorative “Ohio Blood Donor Awareness Month” t-shirt. Schedule an appointment online at or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

St. Michael’s Hall hosts three Community Blood Center blood drives each year and they are traditionally the largest in Shelby County. In 2018, St. Michael’s totaled 825 donors, including 743 whole blood donations, 36 platelet and plasma donors, and 17 first-time donors to top 117 percent of collection goal.

CBC is emphasizing the strategic goals in 2019 of recruiting new platelet and plasma donors. St. Michael’s Hall blood drives regularly provide the opportunity to donate platelets and plasma.

The Fort Loramie Community Service Club, Fort Loramie American Legion Auxiliary, and Fort Loramie Knights of St. John sponsor the St. Michael’s Hall blood drives. Volunteers serve hot sandwiches and fresh-baked cookies in the Donor Café.

The commemorative Ohio Blood Donor Awareness Month t-shirt is free when you register to donate at the Dayton CBC Donor Center or any CBC mobile blood drive. CBC is offering the commemorative shirt through March 2 so more donors will be eligible to receive it.