Area blood drives to be held in January

Ron Eilerman has donated blood 100 times.

Ron Eilerman has donated blood 100 times.

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 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 or talk to an apheresis specialist at (937) 461-3220.

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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 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 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 or call 1(800)388-GIVE. Make an appointment at

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

Ron Eilerman has donated blood 100 times. Eilerman has donated blood 100 times.