DAYTON — Area sponsors are helping boost the blood supply during the heart of winter with blood drives. Community Blood Center is offering the “Rise, Shine & Give” ceramic coffee tumbler to everyone who registers to donate at a community blood drive. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1 to 800 to 388 to GIVE.
There is a particular need for type O positive and type O negative whole blood donations and type A/B platelet and plasma donations.
Anyone who registers to donated blood through Feb. 25 will receive a ceramic tumbler with removable silicone grip. The tumblers will be available at the CDC donor centers and at most mobile blood drives.
Area February blood drives include:
• Feb. 7, Jackson Center United Methodist Church, Jackson Center, 2 to 6 p.m., community blood drive.
• Feb. 9, Sidney Apostolic Temple, 3 to 7 p.m., community blood drive.
• Feb. 17, Sidney High School, Sidney, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m., student/staff blood drive.
• Feb. 21, St. Michaels Hall, Fort Loramie, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., community blood drive.
• Feb. 22, Senior Center of Sidney, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., community blood drive.
• Feb. 28, Anna High School, Anna, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., community blood drive.
The Community Blood Center has honored the following Donors for Life: Bonnie Brunson, of Anna, 90 donations; Paul Soliday and Barb Mears, both of Sidney, 80 donations; Galen Collier, of Sidney, and Frank Goettemoeller, of New Breman, 70 donations; Ryan Egbert, of Fort Loramie, Dan Larger, of Sidney, and Karen Lewis, of DeGraff, 50 donations; Jeff Staley, of Anna, and Johnathan Gallimore, of Sidney, 40 donations; Dave Mavity, of Sidney, 30 donations; Kris Dean, of Sidney, and Lisa Zimmerman, of Fort Loramie, 20 donations; Will Burnside, Brian McMahan, Kelly Laber, Don Boerger and Doug Armstrong, all of Sidney, 10 donations; Jeff Emrick, of Sidney, Lee Luckasevic, of Russels Point, and Bob Zumberger, of Fort Loramie, five donations.