Donors can be ‘A Force for Good’ with holiday donation

Staff report

SIDNEY – The Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County will end the year with a Christmas to New Year’s week blood drive Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room, 304 S. West Ave., Sidney. Community Blood Center is honoring holiday season blood donors as “a force for good” with the “Rogue Blood Donor – A Story of Hope” Star Wars inspired t-shirt, free to everyone who registers to donate. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or call 800-388-GIVE.

The Star Wars saga, a favorite science fiction fantasy with its enduring theme of hope, returns to the silver screen this holiday season. The “Rogue Blood Donor – a Story of Hope” t-shirt is black with the iconic moon-sized space station in the shape of a blood drop. It’s free to anyone who registers to donate through Saturday, Jan. 7, at any CBC Donor Center and most CBC mobile blood drives.

The holiday period can be a challenging time for maintaining the area blood supply. If you must miss an appointment to donate please reschedule when you can. We especially encourage the continued support of type O whole blood donors and type A/B platelet and plasma donors.

Community Blood Center is now testing blood donations for the Zika virus and is no longer deferring donors for travel to Zika endemic areas. By consenting to give blood, donors are agreeing to participate in a research study to help develop better testing systems to protect the blood supply.

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Staff report