SIDNEY — Peerless Food Equipment in Sidney will host a Community Blood Center (CBC) blood drive Friday, Sept. 4, from 8 to 11 a.m. The CBC Bloodmobile will be at 500 S. Vandemark Road. Everyone who registers to donate can choose a free T-shirt or other available donor gift from recent blood drive campaigns. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 800-388-GIVE.
The end of summer comes with a chance for donors to choose a gift from a previous blood drive campaign they may have missed. Everyone who registers to donate Monday, Aug. 31, through Saturday, Sept. 5, at any CBC Donor Center and most CBC mobile blood drives will receive a T-shirt or other donor gift from the available supply.
The Labor Day period can be a challenging time for maintaining the blood supply because of holiday travel and activities. If you miss a chance to donate 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 their education program to your school. Get all the updates in the CBC/CTS newsroom, find quick links to their social media pages, or schedule an 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 email@example.com or call 1(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.