SIDNEY — Area blood drive sponsors will host blood drives of the inaugural Ohio Blood Donor Awareness Month in February. 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 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.
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.
Connect with Community Blood Center for the latest information and services at www.GivingBlood.org. Get fast and complete answers on how to make your first donation, organize a blood drive, or bring our education program to your school. Get all the updates in the CBC/CTS newsroom, find quick links to our social media pages, or schedule your next appointment to donate by connecting to www.DonorTime.com.
Area blood drives include:
Feb. 5, Jackson Center United Methodist Church, Jackson Center, 2pm-6pm, community blood drive
Feb. 6, Senior Center of Sidney, Sidney, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., community blood drive
Feb. 7, Cargill, Sidney, noon to 4 p.m., employee blood drive
Feb. 8, Sidney High School, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., student blood drive
Feb. 16, Sidney Masonic Temple, 9 a.m. to noon, community blood drive
Feb. 19, St. Michaels Hall, Fort Loramie 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., community blood drive
Feb. 20, Green Hills Community, West Liberty, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., community blood drive
Feb. 20, Champaign Community Center, Urbana, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., community blood drive
Feb. 26, Anna Elementary School, Anna, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., community blood drive
Feb. 28, Sidney Apostolic Temple, Sidney, 3 to 7 p.m., community blood drive
The Community Blood Center is honored to recognize the following “Donors for Life”
200 donations: Scott Boyer, Troy
150 donations: Rodney Foster, Tawawa
140 donations: Ron Bornhorst, Anna
75 donations: Tony Green, Urbana; Eric Goetz, Piqua
60 donations: Phyllis Uppenkamp, Botkins; Dan Larger, Doug Esser, Sidney; Frank Goettemoeller, New Bremen
50 donations: Timothy O. King, Johnathan Gallimore, Sidney; Lois Bruns, Versailles
40 donations: Steve Klingler, Sidney; Eric Koeller, Wapakoneta
30 donations: Steve Coy, Sidney, Cris Overbey, Fort Loramie; Mark Quinter, Celina; Chad Flint, Fort Loramie
20 donations: Deb McFeeley, Fort Loramie; Brian Mc Mchan, Elizabeth Clem, Sidney; Wayne Hemmelgarn, St. Henry; Brandon Arling, Marion Local
10 donations: Kyle Pinkerton, West Milton; Zachary Travis, Doug Fortkamp, Sidney; Dave Wannemacher, Delphos
5 donations: Veronica Lukey, Jeremy Keaton, Alexis Hobbs, Sidney; Whitney Biddle, Piqua; Diane Meyer, Patrick Kennedy, Botkins, Nancy Schwartz, New Bremen; Jim Coxs, Cridersville; Dave Schroer, Fort Recovery
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.