Blood drives to be held Feb. 2-4

JACKSON CENTER — Three blood drives will be held in the community the week of Feb. 1.

Jackson Center United Methodist Church will host a community blood drive Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 627 E. College St., Jackson Center.

The Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County will sponsor a community blood drive Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sidney American Legion Post, 1265 N. Fourth Ave.

St. Remy’s Hall will host a COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma drive Thursday, Feb. 4 from noon to 6 p.m. at 101 Remy St., Russia.

Donors get free testing for COVID-19 antibodies, the “Team Donor” long-sleeve t-shirt and the new “Fight. Heal. Give” face mask. Donors at the St. Remy’s Hall blood drive will receive a “Fight. Heal. Give” t-shirt and a Kroger $25 gift card. Appointments must be made at 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 or call 1-800-388-GIVE.