Blood drive set for Tuesday


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GREENVILLE — The Darke County Ohio State University Alumni Club is teaming up with Community Blood Center to sponsor a blood drive Nov. 10 from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Greenville Church of the Brethren, 421 Central Ave. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Buckeye Blood Donor” football T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

The OSU Alumni Club blood drive traditionally includes Buckeye door prizes and tailgate refreshments in the Donor Café. This year’s blood drive will feature a return visit by Larry “OSU Buckeyeman” Lokai, the iconic, red-painted, super fan seen across the country on nationally-televised Ohio State football games.

The “Buckeye Donor” campaign celebrates late fall as the time of year when football championships are made. Everyone who registers to donate through Dec. 19 at any CBC Donor Center and most CBC mobile blood drives will receive the “Buckeye Donor” T-shirt. The design features a silver football helmet on a red background with the CBC blood drop and the map of Ohio as the helmet emblem.

Your donation will help patients in need of blood transfusions and other blood products. We especially encourage the continued support of type O whole blood donors and type A/B platelet and plasma donors.

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. Get all the updates in the CBC/CTS newsroom, find quick links to our 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 canidonate@cbccts.org 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.

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