Peerless February blood drive set for Valentine’s Day

SIDNEY – Peerless Food Equipment will host a community blood drive Friday, Feb. 14, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. to help boost the winter blood supply. The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at 500 S. Vandemark Road, Sidney. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Donor Strong” long-sleeve T-shirt. Anyone wanting to donate can make an appointment online at or call 937-461-3220.

CBC must increase donations in 2020 to provide blood to more hospitals outside their traditional 15-county service area. CBC is also seeking more automated donations of platelets, plasma, and double red blood cells.

Many CBC community blood drives now include the opportunity to donate platelets and plasma, which are critical for the treatment of cancer, trauma, transplant, and burn patients. Donors with blood types A, AB, or B positive are ideal.

Automated double red blood cell donations are encouraged for type O donors. Safely donating two units of red cells helps increase the supply commonly used in surgery and the emergency treatment of trauma patients. Find out more at or talk to an apheresis specialist at 937-461-3220.