Local blood drives to be held Jan. 4 and 5


Sixth annual Chelsea Lukey Memorial Blood Drive to kick off 2021 community blood drives

Susan Leugers holds a photo of her daughter, Chelsea Lukey, at the 2020 memorial blood drive.

Susan Leugers holds a photo of her daughter, Chelsea Lukey, at the 2020 memorial blood drive.


BOTKINS — Two blood drives will be held in the community the week of Jan. 4.

The sixth annual Chelsea Lukey Memorial Blood Drive will be held Monday, Jan. 4 from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at The Palazzo, 309 S. Main St., Botkins.

Botkins donor Susan Leugers first organized the blood drive in 2016 as a tribute to her daughter Chelsea, who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in 2010 at the age of 22. Leugers was willing to move the blood drive to early January to help replenish the holiday blood supply. It is now traditionally one of the first CBC blood drives of the New Year.

On Tuesday, Jan. 4, St. Remy’s Hall will host a community blood drive from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 101 Remy St., Russia.

Everyone who registers to donate will receive free testing for COVID-19 antibodies and the long-sleeve “Hometown Hero” T-shirt. Donors must make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or by calling 937-461-3220.

Donors are required to provide a photo ID that includes their full name. Past CBC donors also are asked to bring their CBC donor ID card.

Donors must be at least 17 years of age, or 16 years old with parental consent, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good physical health. The Food and Drug Administration changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically.

Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email canidonate@cbccts.org or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

Susan Leugers holds a photo of her daughter, Chelsea Lukey, at the 2020 memorial blood drive.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/12/web1_SUSAN_LUEGERS.jpgSusan Leugers holds a photo of her daughter, Chelsea Lukey, at the 2020 memorial blood drive.
Sixth annual Chelsea Lukey Memorial Blood Drive to kick off 2021 community blood drives