SIDNEY — February is the month to “love your donor” for supporting the Sidney Apostolic Temple blood drive Thursday, Feb. 4, from 3 to 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, 210 S. Pomeroy Ave.
Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Love Your Donor – Save Lives Give Blood” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.
The “Love Your Donor” campaign comes during February’s traditional celebration of St. Valentine’s Day. The T-shirt is a deep blue with a light gray blood drop and the “Love Your Donor” slogan in red and white, painted distressed lettering. The T-shirt is free to anyone who registers to Monday, Feb. 1, through Saturday, Feb. 27, at any CBC Donor Center and most CBC mobile blood drives.
February is the heart of winter, a time when weather often disrupts travel and seasonal illnesses interfere with donating. If you must miss an appointment to donate, reschedule as soon as you are able. The CBC especially encourages the continued support of type O whole blood donors and type A/B platelet and plasma donors.