Team up to save lives at Sidney Masonic blood drive


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SIDNEY — The Sidney Masonic Temple Association is teaming up with Community Blood Center to host a blood drive Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon in the temple dining room, 303 E. Poplar St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Buckeye Blood Donor” football T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 800-388-GIVE.

The “Buckeye Donor” campaign celebrates late fall as the time of year when football championships are made. Everyone who registers to donate Monday, Nov. 2, through Saturday, Dec. 19, at any CBC Donor Center and most CBC mobile blood drives will receive the “Buckeye Donor” T-shirt. The design features a silver football helmet on a red background with the CBC blood drop and the map of Ohio as the helmet emblem.

Your donation will help patients in need of blood transfusions and other blood products. 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 a first donation, organize a blood drive, or bring the education program to a school. Get all the updates in the CBC/CTS newsroom, find quick links to its 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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