DARKE COUNTY — Support September Sickle Cell Awareness Month and enter the drawing to win tickets to “The Game” at a couple upcoming blood drives in Darke County.
The Pleasant View Missionary Church community blood drive will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to noon in the SonLife Center, 5231 Gettysburg-Pitsburg, Greenville.
The Do Good Restaurant and Ministry and Osgood community blood drive will also be held Saturday, Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 25 West Main St., Osgood.
Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com, call (937) 461-3220, or download the new Donor Time app.
September is dedicated to raising awareness of the need for blood donations to help treat children with cancer, and the need for a more ethnically diverse blood supply to provide more compatible transfusions for sickle cell patients.
Everyone who registers to donate with Community Blood Center Aug. 29 through Oct. 1 receives the “I Give for the Kids” September Childhood Cancer Awareness socks and is automatically entered in the drawing to win two tickets to “The Game,” OSU vs. Michigan Nov. 26 in Columbus.
Save time when you donate by downloading the new Donor Time app. You can also use “DonorXPress” to complete the donor questionnaire before arriving at a blood drive. Find DonorXPress on the Donor Time App or at www.givingblood.org/donorxpress.
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.