Relay for Life blood drive is Aug. 2

SIDNEY – The Shelby County community will partner with Community Blood Center to sponsor the fourth annual Relay for Life blood drive as part of the annual Relay For Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2.

The CBC Bloodmobile will be at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, Fair Road and Highland Ave., Sidney. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “My Commitment Defines Me – I Donate Blood” T-shirt and a chance to win a YETI cooler and gear. Donors can Make an appointment online at or call 937-461-3220.

Communities across the country come together at more than 3,500 relay events to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. The Shelby County Relay For Life 2019 fundraising goal is $140,000. Individuals can ind out more at Shelby County Relay For Life.

The YETI Adventure Package is the grand prize in the CBC Lifesaving Adventure campaign. Everyone who registers to donate from April 29 through Nov. 2 automatically is entered in the drawing to win a YETI Tundra Cooler plus 27 genuine YETI accessories including a pair of base camp chairs.

The “My Commitment Defines Me” T-shirt is free to everyone who registers to donate with CBC July 1 through Aug. 31. It’s the second of three T-shirt designs in the Lifesaving Adventure campaign.

CBC is offering new opportunities to donate platelets and plasma at community blood drives. These blood components are vital for the treatment of cancer, trauma, organ transplant and burn patients. Platelet and plasma donors are in high demand, especially those with blood types A, AB or B positive. Individuals can find out more at or talk to an apheresis specialist at 937-461-3220.