OSU Alumni plans blood drive


GREENVILLE — Blood Donors on Nov. 10 may think they are at an OSU Football Tailgate Party. They will be close to the truth as the OSU Alumni Club of Darke County sponsor their Annual Tailgate Blood Drive from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Greenville Church of the Brethren at 421 Central Ave.

Amid game day decorations, Buckeye memorabilia will be given as door prizes and donors will be offered a large variety of goodies, including tasty buckeyes after donating, or attempting to donate. The OSU Alumni Club of Darke County hopes to make this year’s number of donations a record.

This annual blood always has the feeling of a party as Buckeye decorations, including a larger than life Brutus, are everywhere. The tasty buckeyes that are served along with cheese, cookies and juices are added incentive to those who choose to give toward saving someone’s life with their donation.

Donors are encouraged to make an appointment for an easy in, easy out donor experience by scheduling a time on line at www.DonorTime.com, or call 800-388-GIVE. Donors are required to present photo identification with full name to donate. Donors must be at least 16 and weigh at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health. Sixteen-year-olds must bring a signed CBC parental consent form with them.

“Plan to be part of the Buckeye spirit, enjoy the tailgate party and feel good about donating your blood to help someone in need,” said organizers.

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