SIDNEY — The Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County and Community Blood Center will offer warm thanks to donors who support their New Year’s week blood drive Wednesday, Dec. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the meeting room, 304 S. West Ave.
Everyone who registers to donate will receive a holiday fleece travel blanket. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.
The holiday fleece travel blanket is perfect for a dash through the snow in a one horse open sleigh … or to keep in the car during your holiday travels, CBC officials said. The blanket is a bright Rudolph red with a reindeer and snowflake design and the edges stitched in white thread. The size is 4 by 4 feet, 9 inches, and rolls into a black travel pouch with the CBC blood drop logo.
The fleece blanket is free to anyone who registers to donate Monday, Dec. 21, through Saturday, Jan. 9, at any CBC Donor Center and most CBC mobile blood drives.
The busy holiday season is often a challenging time for maintaining the area blood supply. Winter weather can disrupt travel and seasonal illnesses can also interfere with donating. If you must miss an appointment to donate, reschedule as soon as you are able. The CBC especially encourages the continued support of type O whole blood donors and type A/B platelet and plasma donors.