Celebrate blood donor month at Peerless blood drive


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SIDNEY – Peerless Food Equipment in Sidney and Community Blood Center will offer warm thanks to donors who support their blood drive Friday, Jan. 8, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The CBC Bloodmobile will be at 500 S. Vandemark Road. It comes during the first week of January National Blood Donor Month. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a holiday fleece travel blanket. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 800-388-GIVE.

The holiday fleece travel blanket is perfect for a dash through the snow in a one horse open sleigh … or to keep in the car during your holiday travels. The blanket is a bright Rudolph red with a reindeer and snowflake design and the edges stitched in white thread. The size is an ample four feet by four feet, nine inches and rolls neatly into a black travel pouch with the CBC blood drop logo.

The fleece blanket is free to anyone who registers to donate now through Saturday, Jan. 9, at any CBC Donor Center and most CBC mobile blood drives.

January is designated “National Blood Donor Month” because it is often a challenging time for maintaining the area blood supply. Winter weather can disrupt travel and seasonal illnesses can also interfere with donating. If you must miss an appointment to donate please reschedule as soon as you are able. We especially encourage the continued support of type O whole blood donors and type A/B platelet and plasma donors.

Learn more at www.GivingBlood.org

Connect with Community Blood Center for the latest information and services at www.GivingBlood.org. Get fast and complete answers on how to make your first donation, organize a blood drive, or bring an education program to your school. Get all the updates in the CBC/CTS newsroom, find quick links to our social media pages, or schedule your next appointment to donate by connecting to www.DonorTime.com.

Blood donation requirements: Donors are required to provide a photo ID that includes their full name. Past CBC donors are also asked to bring their CBC donor ID card. Donors must be at least 16 years of age (16 years old with parental consent: form available at www.givingblood.org or at CBC branch & blood drive locations), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be in good physical health. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email canidonate@cbccts.org or call 800-388-GIVE. Make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.

Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services is an independent, not-for-profit organization. Community Blood Center provides blood products to 24 hospitals within a 15-county service area in the Miami (Ohio) and Whitewater (Indiana) Valleys. For more information about Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services, visit www.givingblood.org.

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