Peerless Food Equipment to host blood drive

SIDNEY — Peerless Food Equipment will host a “Lifesaving Adventure” blood drive Friday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at 500 S. Vandemark Road, Sidney. Everyone who registers to donate will get the “My Courage Defines Me – I Donate Blood” t-shirt plus the chance to win a YETI cooler and gear. To make an appointment online, visit, or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

Everyone who registers to donate with CBC from April 29 through Nov. 2 will be automatically entered in the grand prize drawing to win a custom YETI Adventure Package. It features a YETI Tundra Cooler, plus 27 genuine YETI accessories, including a pair of Base Camp chairs.

The campaign will feature the “Courage, Commitment and Compassion” t-shirt designs and donors are challenged to collect all three. The campaign begins with the “My Courage Defines Me” t-shirt. It’s free to everyone who registers to donate with CBC from April 29 through June 29.

New platelet and plasma donors are in high demand, especially those with blood types A, AB, or B positive. CBC is offering new opportunities to donate platelets and plasma at an increasing number of community blood drives.

Platelets are the cells that control bleeding while plasma is the fluid that carries nutrients and proteins throughout the body. Both are vital for the treatment of cancer, trauma, organ transplant, and burn patients. Find out more at or talk to an apheresis specialist at 937-461-3220.