SIDNEY — Area blood drive sponsors will host blood drives of the inaugural Ohio Blood Donor Awareness Month in January. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the commemorative “Ohio Blood Donor Awareness Month” T-shirt. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.
CBC has an immediate need for blood donors to maintain the blood supply during the the start of the New Year. CBC is also emphasizing the strategic goals in 2019 of identifying and recruiting new platelet and plasma donors.
Donors can be a part of history by donating during Ohio’s first “Blood Donor Awareness Month.” The commemorative T-shirt shirt is grey with a red map of Ohio. It’s free when you register to donate at the Dayton CBC Donor Center or any CBC mobile blood drive. CBC is offering the commemorative shirt from Dec. 31 through March 2 so more donors will be eligible to receive it.
Blood donor and emergency room physician Rep. Steve Huffman from Tipp City sponsored the legislation to make January Ohio Blood Donor Awareness Month. CBC played an important role in its passage by providing proponent testimony.
CBC is expanding the opportunity to donate platelets and plasma at select community blood drives. Platelets are the cells that control bleeding while plasma is the fluid that maintains blood pressure. Both are vital for the treatment of cancer, trauma, organ transplant, and burn patients. New platelet donors are in high demand, especially those with blood types A, AB, or B positive. Find out more at www.GivingBlood.org or talk to an apheresis specialist at (937) 461-3220.
Learn more at www.GivingBlood.org
Area blood drives include:
Jan. 2, Chelsea Lukey Memorial, Palazzo Botkins, 3 to 7 p.m., community blood drive
Jan. 3, Sidney Apostolic Temple, Sidney, 3 to 7 p.m., community blood drive
Jan. 7, Urbana Church of Christ in Christian Union, Urbana 3 to 7 p.m., community blood drive
Jan. 11, Russia High School, Russia, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., student blood drive
Jan. 16, Emerson, Sidney, 7 a.m. to 2 .p.m, employee blood drive
Jan. 17, Emerson West, Sidney 7,a.m. to 2 p.m., employee blood drive
Jan. 17, Airstream, Jackson Center, 7:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m., employee blood drive
Jan. 22, Sidney American Legion, Sidney, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., community blood drive Sponsored by Wilson Health and Sidney Rotary
Jan. 23, Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., community blood drive
Jan. 24, Honda Transmission, Russel’s Point, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., employee blood drive
Jan. 29, Honda of America, Anna, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., employee blood drive
Jan. 30, Advanced Composites, Sidney, 1 to 5 p.m., employee blood drive
Jan. 30, Honda of America, Anna, 4 to 8 p.m., employee blood drive
Jan. 31, Urbana High School, Urbana, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., student blood drive
The Community Blood Center is honored to recognize the following “Donors for Life”
310 donations Dennis Aselage, Sidney
200 donations: Tom Albers, McCartyville
170 donations: Gary Bensman, Minster
160 donations: Joseph Clark, Sidney
130 donations: Brian Barhorst, Minster; Virginia Thompson, Sidney
120 donations: Paul Grisez, Anna
110 donations: Victor Schulze, Anna; Sue Borchers, Russia
100 donations: Ronald Eilerman, Sidney
90 donations Franklin Penley, Minster; Steve Springer, Jim Gross, Sidney
80 donations: Jim Davis, Jackson Center
75 donations: Mary Luthman,, Sidney; William Joslin, Maplewood; Glria Quinter, Russia
70 donations: Norma Siegel, Sharon Holdheide, Fort Loramie; Mike Dilborn, Sidney
60 donations: Margaret Wray, Brenda Hoying, Fort Loramie; Elizabeth York, Russia
50 donations: Cris Barhorst, Minster; Kay Miller, Jay Scharenberg, Mark Barhorst, Marguerite Meyers, Sidney
40 donations: Lucy Post, Anna; Michael Heintz, Pam Mohler,Sidney; Danny Snapp, Houston; Denise Eilerman, Fort Loramie
30 donations: John Whittenbarger, Roger Shoffner, Sidney; Laura Hickerson, Fort Loramie
25 donations: Lisa Meiners, Sidney; Brandon Wilson, Russia
20 donations: Ken Aselage, Anna; Tara McDermit, Sidney
10 donations: Ben Schmitmeyer, Lisa Meyer, Theresa Douglas, Nicole Schmidt, Anna; Julie Niekamp, Lori Hurey, Helen Ward, Eve Mitro, Sidney; Sam Swab, Houston; Alaina Pleiman, Fort Loramie
5 donations: Brittany Braun, Tanya Hughes, Ashley Broaddrick,, Jean BossletCaleb Baughman, Zack Rogers, Glenn York, Makayla Davis, Larry Curtner, Sidney; Cecily Keller, Emily Holdheide, Ken Hickerson, Fort Loramie; Lora Berning, Ally Bertke, Stephanie Esser,Anna:
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 17 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 (you may have to weigh more, depending on your height), 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 25 hospitals and health centers 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.