Local blood drives to be held in Sidney, Houston

SIDNEY — Two local blood drives will be held in the community the week of March 6.

The Christian Academy Schools community blood drive will be held Monday, March 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. at 2151 W. Russell Road, Sidney.

The Houston Community Association community blood drive will be held Tuesday, March 8, from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Houston Community Center, 5005 Russia-Houston Road, Houston.

Appointments for blood drives must be made 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 [email protected] or call 800-388-GIVE.