DARKE COUNTY – Darke County will have several cancer awareness blood drives throughout the county.
Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center (CBC) “Every Donor Makes a Difference – Give Hope, Give Blood” cancer awareness t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.
The “Make a Difference” campaign began with September National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and continues through October National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everyone who registers to donate now through Oct. 31 at any CBC Donor Center and most CBC mobile blood drives will receive the “Every Donor Makes a Difference – Give Hope, Give Blood” t-shirt. The design features a “fight cancer” ribbon composed of multi-colored ribbons representing the many types of cancer.
“Your donation will help cancer patients and many others in need of blood transfusions and other blood products,” said a spokesperson. “We especially encourage the continued support of type O whole blood donors and type A/B platelet and plasma donors.”
Tuesday, Oct. 6
Greenville Technology Inc., 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., employees only
Wednesday, Oct. 7
Greenville Technology Inc. 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., employees only
Thursday, Oct. 8
Greenville High School 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., sponsored by NJROTC, students and staff only This drive will receive special high school t-shirt
Darke County Courthouse, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., employees only
Monday, Oct. 12
Bradford High School, 750 Railroad Ave., Bradford, 3 to 6:30 p.m., sponsored by Bradford High School Student Council, open to the community, appointments encouraged
Tuesday, Oct. 13
Greenville Church of the Brethren, 421 Central Ave., Greenville, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Greenville Memorial Post 7262, open to the community, appointments encouraged
Tri-Village High School, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., sponsored by Tri-Village High School Student Council, students and staff only. This drive will receive special high school t-shirt
Friday, Oct. 16
Blood Drive at Kroger cancelled for Oct. 16
Saturday, Oct. 17
Tri-Village Rescue, 320 N. Main, New Madison, 8 a.m. to noon, sponsored by Tri-Village Rescue, open to the community, appointments encouraged
Monday, Oct. 19
Greenville Grace Church, 4805 State Route 49, Greenville, 3 to 7 p.m., open to the community, appointments encouraged
Thursday, Oct. 22
Whirlpool Corporation 6 a.m. to– 2 p.m, employees only
Ansonia High School High School, gym, 8 a.m. to noon, open to the community, students and staff
Saturday, Oct. 24
North Star Community Center (old elementary school), 124 E. Star, North Star, 8 to 11 a.m., sponsored by St. Louis Catholic Church, open to the community, appointments encouraged
Thursday, Oct. 29
Midmark Corporation, 6:30 to 10:30 a.m., employees only
Learn more at www.GivingBlood.org Connect with Community Blood Center for the latest information and services at www.GivingBlood.org.
“Get fast and complete answers on how to make your first donation, organize a blood drive, or bring our education program to your school,” the spokesperson said. ” Get all the updates in the CBC/CTS newsroom, find quick links to the social media pages, or schedule your next appointment to donate by connecting to www.DonorTime.com.”
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 16 years of age (16 years old with parental consent: form available at www.givingblood.org or at CBC branch & blood drive locations), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be in good physical health. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email [email protected] or call 1(800)388-GIVE. 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 24 hospitals within a 15-county service area in the Miami (Ohio) and Whitewater (Indiana) Valleys. For more information about Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services®, visit www.givingblood.org.