Blood drive seeks to draw donors with motorcycle raffle

Staff report

DAYTON, Ohio – The “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive 2017” campaign begins Friday, May 26 and Community Blood Center is banking on a true American legend to help boost the summer blood supply.

An “Indian Scout Sixty,” descended from the historic line of America’s legendary Indian Motorcycle Company, is the grand prize in the summer drawing

Everyone who registers to donate blood at a CBC Donor Center or a CBC mobile blood drive beginning Friday, May 26, through Saturday, Sept. 2, will be automatically entered in the drawing to win the Scout Sixty. Donors must be 18 by Sept. 2 to win.

Eligible donors can enter the drawing a second time when they register for a second donation during the blood drive period. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at

CBC is promising a dream machine to one very lucky blood donor in order to help boost the blood supply during the challenging summer months.

The Indian Motorcycle website describes the Scout Sixty as, “Expertly balanced. Lightweight. And primed with 61 inches of liquid-cooled American muscle.” The Scout Sixty is a cruiser with a 999 cc V-twin engine. The grand prize motorcycle in the “Scouting for Donors” drawing is red, Indian’s trademark color.

CBC will select the winner from a group of 10 randomly-drawn finalists in mid-September. Official rules are available at

“Our mission, in every season of the year, is to deliver the necessary blood to our area hospitals, where it is counted on to save lives.” said CBC Donor Relations Director Andrew Keelor. “We hope the dream of owning a classic motorcycle will be an extra incentive to our regular donors and potential new donors during the summer months when people sometimes get too busy to donate.”

Everyone who registers to donate during the summer months will receive a free “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” T-shirt. There will be three T-shirt designs during the “Scouting for Donors” campaign.

“Giving Blood, Saving Lives, That’s How I Roll! Donate Blood” is the slogan of the first T-shirt, offered May 30 through July 1. The T-shirt is blue and features a winged motorcycle wheel emblem.

Staff report