March 20, 2020

DAYTON, Ohio - Donors answered the call to give blood with confidence on March 19 after a call to action from the top doctors in the nation and the state.

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams encouraged Americans to donate blood during the White House coronavirus pandemic briefing and Dr. Amy Acton of the Ohio Department of Health did the same during Gov. Mike DeWine's COVID-19 update.

"I want America to know that blood donation is safe and blood centers are taking extra precautions at this time," said Adams. "Including spacing beds six feet apart, disinfecting surfaces between patients, temp-checking staff and encouraging donors to make appointments ahead of time so we can space them out."

CBC welcomed a surge of donors to newly-arranged seating in the waiting areas and more bed space in the donor room.  For the first time, CBC opened an emergency donor room in a third-floor conference room of the Donor Center.  They were escorted there by elevator.

"Social distancing doesn't have to mean social disengagement," said Adams. "So, give blood today, you'll feel good about it, you'll be helping your country and your community during this crisis and you might even save a life."

CBC is taking emergency measures to avert a regional blood shortage as the community acts to halt the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. CBC is urging eligible members of the community to donate blood and asking blood drive sponsors to keep the blood drives they have scheduled. Make an appointment to donate at or call (937) 461-3220.


After March 19 collections CBC's hospital inventory improved to 8-to-14 days available across blood types. Lows: Type O-positive 8-days, B-positive 8 days.

The Dayton CBC Donor Center totaled 258 donors with 215 red cell units and 27 platelet and plasma. Whole blood donors totaled 325 at all locations.

In mobile activity: the Blanchester community blood drive totaled 53 donors and American Showa, Inc. totaled 14 donors.

CBC's hospital inventory: 8-day supply with a range of 8-to-14 days across blood types.

Blood Drive Cancellations: 55

Projected Units Lost: 2,400


Everyone who registers to donate through Sunday, March 22 at the CBC Donor Center, 349 South Main St. will receive a free Kings Island ticket or free Cinemark movie ticket, plus the current donor gift of "Spring into Giving" socks.  The Donor Strong Blood Drive will continue through the week of Monday, March 23 the Dayton CBC Donor Center with a free Kroger $10 gift card or Kings Island ticket for everyone who registers to donate.


Beginning Sunday, March 22 the Dayton CBC Donor Center will be open on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Week of March 16 Community Blood Drives:

 Saturday, March 21

Lebanon Presbyterian Church, 123 North East St. Lebanon OH 7:30 am - 1 pm

Bellefontaine Moose Lodge, 2563 912 S. Detroit St. Bellefontaine OH 8 am - 12 pm


Week of March 23 Community Blood Drives

Centerville High School, 500 East Franklin St. Centerville OH 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Randolph Co. 4-H Fairgrounds Husted Hall, 1885 US 27, Winchester IN 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Tuesday, March 24

American Legion Post 217, 1265 North Fourth St. Sidney OH 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

LifeSpring Church, 5600 US Hwy. 27, Richmond IN 3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Miami Valley Hospital South, 2400 Miami Valley Drive, Centerville OH 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

First Christian Church, 3638 Middle Urbana Road, Springfield OH 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Honda of America Cancelled

Wednesday, March 25

West Milton United Church of Christ, 108 South Main St., West Milton OH 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.

MidPointe Library West Chester, 9363 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester OH 1:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Mary Rutan Hospital 205 Palmer Ave. Bellefontaine OH 7 am - 3 pm

First Presbyterian Church Troy, 20 South Walnut St., Troy OH 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Honda of America Cancelled

Thursday, March 26

Tipp City United Methodist Church, 8 West Main St., Tipp City OH 1:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Carlisle High School Cancelled

Wilmington College Cancelled

LexisNexis Cancelled

Friday, March 27

 Franklin Monroe High School Cancelled

Piqua High School Cancelled

Badin High School Cancelled

 Saturday, March 28

10th Annual Moraine Mayor Bob Rosencrans Memorial Blood Drive, Dayton CBC, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

03/28/20 Fairhaven Church 637 East Whipp Road Centerville OH 8 am - 12 pm

03/28/20 St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church 6245 Wilmington Pike Centerville OH 9 am - 12:30 pm

03/28/20 St. Charles Borromeo Parish 4500 Ackerman Blvd. Kettering OH 9 am - 1 pm

 Do not be afraid to donate!

  • The blood supply is safe, and it is safe to donate.

  • Donors must be in good health. People with any cough or cold symptoms should not come to a blood drive. Take your temperature before coming to a blood drive.

  • There are no reported cases of coronavirus transmission through blood transfusion.

  • CBC is increasing hygienic and sanitary procedures.

  • Blood drives are not mass gatherings. They are controlled events with infection safeguards to protect donors, staff, and blood products.

  • Make an appointment online at or call (937) 461-3220.