Shelby County Area Blood Drives Set for July

SIDNEY — Donors can show their commitment to helping save lives by supporting Shelby County blood drives. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the new “My Commitment Defines Me – I Donate Blood” T-shirt and a chance to win a YETI cooler and gear. Make an appointment online at or call 800-388-GIVE.

The summer travel season is a challenging time to maintain the area blood supply. CBC encourages donors to keep appointments to donate or reschedule as soon as you are able.

The YETI Adventure Package is the grand prize in the Community Blood Center Lifesaving Adventure campaign. Everyone who registers to donate from April 29 through Nov. 2 will be automatically 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” Tt-shirt is free to everyone who registers to donate with CBC through Aug. 31. It’s the second of three T-shirt designs in the Lifesaving Adventure campaign and donors are challenged to collect all three.

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

Upcoming area blood drives include:

• July 24, Honda of America, Anna, 4 to 8 p.m., employee blood drive

The Community Blood Center is honored to recognize the following “Donors for Life”:

170 donations: John Meyer, Fort Loramie

130 donations: Christopher Wehner, Houston

110 donations: Mike Schieltz, Fort Loramie, Mark Hoying, Fort Loramie

100 donations: Todd Phlipot, Versailles, Darrell Webb

90 donations: Steve Springer, Sidney

80 donations: Thomas Geise, Fort Loramie

75 donations: Talena Jess, Piqua, Chad Haworth, Fort Loramie

70 donations: Judith Poe, Sidney

60 donations: Paula Coder, Sidney

50 donations: Darla Pitts, Joyce Platfoot, Jane Uppenkamp, Diane Siegel, Fot Loramie, Rob Robbins, Fort Loramie

40 donations: Jennifer Watkins, Sidney, Barb Robbins, Fort Loramie, Lynn DeLoye, Fort Loramie, Don Clune

30 donations: Bill Kerber, Elizabeth McNeal, Anna

25 donations: Suzy Schulze, Sidney, Cindy Hoel, Sidney, Jeff Monnin, Russia

20 donations: Gary Fairchild, Russia, Barry Zerkle, Sidney

10 donations: Leona Shannon, Quincy, Linda Bauer, Jennifer Henke, Fort Loramie, Joshua Waugh, Fort Loramie, Doug Heitkamp, Fort Loramie, Angie Shappie, Anna, Brianna Garber, Houston, Jim Luthman, Brad Timmerman, Jenn Wysocki

5 donations: Erin Chaney