SIDNEY — The “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive 2017” campaign will take place this summer 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 Co., 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 through 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 appointments online at www.DonorTime.com.
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 www.givingblood.org .
“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 on the first T-shirt, offered through July 1. The T-shirt is blue and features a winged motorcycle wheel emblem.
Area blood drives this month include:
• June 6, Jackson Center American Legion, Jackson Center, 3 to 7 p.m., community blood drive.
• June 7, Advanced Composites, Sidney, 1 to 4 p.m., employee blood drive.
• June 7, Green Hills Community, West Liberty, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., community blood drive.
• June 8, Airstream, Jackson Center, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., employee blood drive.
• June 8, Rittal, Urbana, 1 to 4 p,m., employee blood drive.
• June 8, Sidney Apostolic Temple, Sidney, 3 to 7 p.m., community blood drive.
• June 17, Ron and Nita’s, Sidney 9 a.m to noon, community blood drive.
• June 20, St. Michael’s Hall, Fort Loramie, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., community blood drive.
• June 21, Senior Center of Sidney, Sidney, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., community blood drive.
• June 22, Champaign Community Center, Urbana, 2 to 6 p.m., community blood drive.
• June 23, Honda Transmission Mfg., Russel’s Point, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., employee blood drive.
• June 24, Port Jefferson Fire Department, Port Jefferson, 9 a.m. to noon, community blood drive.
• June 30, Peerless Food Equipment, Sidney, 8 to 11 a.m., community blood drive.
The Community Blood Center has recognized the following Donors for Life: 160 donations: Doris Ward, Sidney; 150 donations: Bill Tady, Russia, and Steven Bales, Sidney; 140 donations: Alan Luthman, Anna; 130 donations: Brenda Rutherford, Sidney; 110 donations: John Minniear, Sidney; 100 donations: Tana Ingle, Piqua; 90 donations: Tim Hoying; 70 donations: Shirley Sprague, Sidney; 60 donations: Randy Wise, Judith Poe, Betty Buening, all of Sidney, and Bruce Monnin, Russia; 50 donations: Sharon Hoying, Sidney, and Carol Will, Fort Loramie; 40 donations: Dave Heitman and Jackie Myers, both of Anna, and Fay Edge, Sidney.
Also 30 donations: Stan Egbert, Anna, Tammie Pitts, Sylvia Smith, Sherrye Lamme, all of Sidney and Emma Grilliot, Piqua; 25 donations: John Whittenberger, Sidney, and Sherri Drees, Fort Loramie; 20 donations: Elizabeth McNeal and Jacquelyn Messer, both of Anna; John Elson, Terry Martin and Mary E Worthington, all of Sidney; 10 donations: Nicole Gannen, Anna, Michael Snyder, Tawnya Gaier, Angie VanHook, Bill Shortridge, all of Sidney, and Jeffy Lucas, St. Marys; five donations: Tayler Weatherhead, Grace Weatherhead, Carl Doseck, all of Botkins, Larry Howe, Anna, Emme Farley, Jackson Center, Destiny Clayton, Kennadie Steinke, Ayla Shropshire, Celene Taborn, Jordan Schwadenland, Dan Sharrock, Christopher North, Cameron Fogle, Kaitlyn Kerrigan, Shelby Salyers, all of Sidney, Jackie Gaier, Piqua, John Pletcher, Waynefield, and Kevin Brown, Lima.
Donors are required to provide photo IDs that includes full names. Past CBC donors are also asked to bring their CBC donor ID cards. Donors must be at least 17 (16 with parental consent: form available at www.givingblood.org or at CBC branch and blood drive locations), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good physical health.