Donate to win $50 gift cards


DAYTON — Celebrate the coming of Super Bowl LVII with a blood donation and get a chance to be one of 57 donors to win a $50 gift card.

Everyone who registers to donate through Jan. 31 at any Community Blood Center blood drive, or the Dayton CBC Donation Center, is automatically entered in the Super Bowl gift card drawing. There will be 57 winners, and each will choose a $50 gift card.

Everyone who registers to donate will also receive the special edition “Give Blood, Give Love” long-sleeve, hoodie T-shirt. Make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com, call 937-461-3220, or use the Donor Time app.

CBC is in low supply of type O and B negative blood. Meeting this demand and strengthening the winter supply is the mission of January National and Ohio Blood Donor Awareness Month.

Blood Donor Awareness Month was proclaimed nationally in 1969 and designated in Ohio in 2018 to thank donors and encourage more donations during the winter months when the holidays, severe weather, and seasonal illness create multiple challenges to maintaining a sufficient blood supply.

Blood donation requirements: Donors are required to provide a photo ID that includes their full name. Past CBC donors are also asked to bring their CBC donor ID card. Donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 years old with parental consent: form available at www.givingblood.org or at the Dayton CBC and mobile blood drive locations), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds (you may have to weigh more depending on your height), and be in good physical health. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically. Individuals with eligibility questions can email [email protected] or call 937-461-3220. Make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.

Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services is an independent, not-for-profit organization. Community Blood Center provides blood products to partner hospitals and health centers within its 15-county service area of western Ohio and eastern Indiana and to select hospitals and blood centers outside the region. For more information, visit www.givingblood.org.