August blood drives planned


DARKE COUNTY – Show your commitment to helping save lives by supporting any of the following Darke County community blood drives. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “My Commitment Defines Me – I Donate Blood” t-shirt and a chance to win a YETI cooler and gear. Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.

The YETI Adventure Package is the grand prize in the Community Blood Center Lifesaving Adventure campaign. Everyone who registers to donate through Nov. 2 is automatically entered in the drawing to win a YETI Tundra Cooler, plus 27 genuine YETI accessories including a pair of Base Camp chairs.

CBC is offering new opportunities to donate platelets and plasma at community blood drives. These blood components are vital for the treatment of cancer, trauma, organ transplant, and burn patients. Platelet and plasma donors are in high demand, especially those with blood types A, AB, or B positive. Find out more at www.GivingBlood.org or talk to an apheresis specialist at (937) 461-3220.

Appointments are encouraged at the following local blood drives:

Saturday, Aug. 3 – Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln, 500 Wagner Ave., Greenville, 9 a.m. to noon, CBC Donor Coach

Saturday, Aug. 10 – Tri-Village Rescue, 320 North Main, New Madison, 8–11:30 a.m., sponsored by Tri-Village Rescue

Monday, Aug. 12 – Bradford High School, 750 Railroad Ave., Bradford, 3–6:30 p.m., sponsored by Bradford Fire & Rescue and Bradford High School

Tuesday, Aug. 13 – Greenville Church of the Brethren, 421 Central Ave., Greenville, 12:30–6:30 p.m., sponsored by State of the Heart Care and Brookdale Senior Living

Thursday, Aug. 15 – Saint Paul Lutheran Church, 13495 Greenville-St. Mary’s Road just outside of North Star, 2:30–6:30 p.m., sponsored by Saint Paul Lutheran Church

Saturday, Aug. 31 – Pleasant View Missionary Church, 5231 Gettysburg-Pitsburg, Greenville, SonLife Center, 9 a.m. to noon, sponsored by Pleasant View Missionary Church

Learn more at www.GivingBlood.org.