Sidney-Shelby County YMCA to host ‘Make a Difference’ blood drive


SIDNEY — The Sidney-Shelby County YMCA will help make a difference in the fight against cancer by hosting a community blood drive Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the gym, 300 E. Parkwood St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the special-edition “Every Donor Makes a Difference – Give Hope, Give Blood” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 800-388-GIVE.

The “Make a Difference” campaign begins after Labor Day and continues through September National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and October National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everyone who registers to donate through Saturday, Oct. 31 at any CBC Donor Center and most CBC mobile blood drives will receive the “Every Donor Makes a Difference – Give Hope, Give Blood” T-shirt. The design features a “fight cancer” ribbon composed of multi-colored ribbons representing the many types of cancer.

Each donation will help cancer patients and many others in need of blood transfusions and other blood products. The CBC encourages 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.

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 and 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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This article was submitted by the Community Blood Center in Dayton, which serves 15 counties including Shelby County.

This article was submitted by the Community Blood Center in Dayton, which serves 15 counties including Shelby County.