Donors can ‘Get on Board’ Sidney blood drive


SIDNEY — Ron & Nita’s Shoe Dealers in Sidney will host a blood drive Saturday, June 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with the chance to win a deluxe Hawaii vacation for two. The Community Blood Center (CBC) Bloodmobile will be at 134 South Main St.

Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Donor Surf Co.” surfboard T-shirt and everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the CBC “Get on Board – Give Blood Summer Blood Drive” drawing to win an expense-paid Hawaii vacation. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 800-388-GIVE.

The grand prize includes air travel and deluxe accommodations for eight nights at two island locations. All taxes, fees and meals are included. The vacation package also includes pre-paid activities and sight-seeing excursions, plus all ground transportation.

Everyone age 18 and older who registers to donate with CBC from May 4 through Aug. 28 will be automatically entered in the “Get on Board – Give Blood Summer Blood Drive” drawing. REACH magazine is the media sponsor. Eligible donors can enter the drawing a second time when they register for a second donation during the blood drive period. Official rules are available at www.givingblood.org.

Anyone who registers to donate through Saturday, July 25 at any CBC Donor Center and most CBC mobile blood drives will receive CBC’s second special-edition, Hawaiian surf board design T-shirt of the summer. The “Donor Surf Co.” T-shirt is bright blue with a colorful surfboard and island floral design, plus the CBC blood drop and the slogan “Drop In, Lei Back, & Donate.”

Maintaining the blood supply can be challenging during the summer months due to vacation travel and other changes in schedules. If you have to miss an appointment, CBC encourages you to reschedule when 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 our 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.