Area blood drive sponsors hosting ‘Love Your Donor’ blood drive

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SIDNEY — Blood drive sponsors and Community Blood Center (CBD) are celebrating the month of love in February. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the CBD “Love Your Donor – Save Lives Give Blood” t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

The “Love Your Donor” campaign comes during February’s traditional celebration of St. Valentine’s Day. The t-shirt is a deep blue with a light grey blood drop and the “Love Your Donor” slogan in red and white, painted distressed lettering. The t-shirt is free to anyone who registers to donate Monday, Feb. 1 through Saturday, Feb. 27 at any CBC Donor Center and most CBC mobile blood drives.

February is the heart of winter, a time when weather often disrupts travel and seasonal illnesses 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.

February area blood drives include:

• Feb. 4: Sidney Apostolic Temple, Sidney, 3 to 7 p.m., community blood drive

• Feb. 5: Sidney High School, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., student blood drive

• Feb. 10: Advanced Composites, Sidney 1 to 5 p.m., employee blood drive

• Feb. 11: SpartanNash, Bellefontaine 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., employee blood drive

• Feb. 11: Alvetro Orthodontics, Sidney 2 to 6 p.m., community blood drive

• Feb. 12: Triad High School, North Lewisburg 8 a.m. to noon, student blood drive

• Feb. 16: St Michaels Hall, Fort Loramie, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., community blood drive

• Feb. 17: Champaign Community Center, Urbana, 2 to 6 p.m., community blood drive

• Feb. 23: Anna High School, Anna, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., community blood drive

• Feb. 24: Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., community blood drive

• Feb. 24: Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County, Sidney, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., community blood drive

• Feb. 25: Rittal Corporation, Urbana, 1 to 4 p.m., employee blood drive

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

290 Donations: Dennis Aselage, Sidney

100 Donations: Rodger Lentz, Anna; Pam Wilkins, Pemberton

80 Donations: Evelyn Schmiesing, Sidney

50 Donations: Roger Bateman, Piqua; Steve Luthman Botkins; Teresa Kohlrieser, Wapakoneta

40 Donations: Michael Wise, Sidney; Jerry Halberstadt, Jackson Center

30 Donations: Debra Weiskittle, Anna; Kathleen Burden, Botkins

25 Donations: Joyce Deam, Sidney; Laurie Amato, St. Marys; Ray Steiner, Troy

20 Donations: Stacy Brinkman, Anna; John Weaver, Carolyn Miller, Tom Sprauge, Sidney; Tom Fitchpatrick, Port Jefferson; Joshua Rinderle, West Milton

10 Donations: Megan Bodenmiller, Shawn Wenrick, Lynda Weaver, Ricky White, Linda McCullough, Sidney; Thomas Tucker Jr. Piqua

5 Donations Jean Colan, Anna; Josie Elliot; Frances O’Leary, Dalton Worley,Karen Jenkins, Matt Langekamp, Sidney; Dylan Dietz, St. Marys; James Byers, West Milton; Greg Rhodes, Celina

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