Celebrate blood donor month at area blood drives

Staff report




SIDNEY — Blood drive sponors and Community Blood Center are celebrating January National Blood Donor Month with area blood drives. It’s a chance to make a New Year’s resolution to help others by giving blood. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a “Make Your Resolution Stick – Give Blood” mug. Donors should schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

The nine-ounce, stainless steel mug comes in blue and black with a red CBC blood drop logo and the reminder to “Make Your Resolution Stick – Give Blood.” CBC considers it a warm thank you for donors who don’t mind a needle “stick” to help save lives. The mug is free to anyone who registers to donate Monday, Jan. 11 through Saturday, Jan. 30 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.

Area blood drives include:

Jan. 7: Airstream, Jackson Center, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., employee blood drive

Jan. 7: Emerson Climate Technologies, Sidney, noon to 4 p.m., employee blood drive

Jan. 8: Peerless Food Equipment, Sidney 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., employee & community blood drive

Jan. 11: Botkins High School, Botkins, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., student/staff blood drive

Jan. 12: Cargill, Sidney noon to 4 p.m., employee blood drive

Jan. 21: Honda Transmission Mfg. Russel’s Point, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., employee blood drive

Jan. 26: Honda of America, Anna, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., employee blood drive

Jan. 26: Sidney American Legion, Sidney, sponsored by Wilson Memorial Hospital, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., community blood drive

Jan. 27: Honda of America, Anna, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., employee blood drive

Jan. 28: Urbana High School, Urbana, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., student blood drive

Jan. 29: Triad High School, North Lewisburg, 8 a.m. to noon, student blood drive

The Community Blood Center is honored to recognize these “Donors for Life”

260 Donations: Connie Guillozet, Russia

150 Donations: Steven Epperson, Sidney

120 Donations: Dave Goubeaux, Larry Guillozet, both of Russia; Jack Schmiesing, Sidney; Mark Koverman, Fort Loramie

100 Donations: Michelle Grogean, Fort Loramie; Sue Borchers, Russia

90 Donations: Paul Grisez, Anna

80 Donations: Mary Sturwold, Russia; Mike Dinovo, Bellefontaine; Terry Shoffner, St. Marys

60 Donations: Connie Snapp, Houston; Roger Reineke, Sidney

50 Donations: Chris Platfoot, Sidney; Eric Kaminsky, Kettlersville; Gary Schmitmeyer, Anna; Paul Frey, New Breman

40 Donations: Louis Siegrist, David Grewe, Fort Loramie; Denise Jutte, Minster

30 Donations: Ronald Poeppelman, Houston; Tabitha Hughes, Debra Deloye, Sidney; Ted Stachler, Ansonia; Jonathan Foote, Jackson Center

25 Donations: Danny Snapp, Houston; Jody Napier, Daniele Seger, Sidney, Paul Hoying, Anna; Dave Mavity, Sidney, Kyle Anderson, St. Marys

20 Donations: Sandy Branscum, Fort Loramie; Eric Heitkamp, New Breman;Elton Batty, Sidney

10 Donations: Samantha Paul, Houston; Jada Divens, Sidney; Ben Koverman, Angela Albers, Anna; Amber Buehler, Botkins; Scott Stager, Fort Loramie; Eric Elliott, Wapakoneta

5 Donations: Travis Goubeaux, Houston; Cassandra Hopper, Sidney; Nicole Gannen, McCartyville; Joseph Berning, Megan Elsass, Audrey Barhorst, all of Anna; James Do, Troy; Debra Hamilton, St. Marys; Matthew King, Delphos

Learn more at www.GivingBlood.org



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