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‘UBER EATS BLOOD DRIVE’ AUG. 14 AT DAYTON CBC

August 10, 2020

DAYTON, Ohio - Community Blood Center will host an "Uber Eats Blood Drive" Friday, Aug. 14 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dayton CBC Donation Center, 349 S. Main St.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive a Uber Eats $10 gift card, the new "Blood Donor" face mask, and the "Time to Save a Life" t-shirt.

Donors must make an appointment and wear a face mask. Schedule your donation at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.

Donors can use the Uber Eats $10 gift card for Uber Eats food delivery and for taking rides with Uber.

CBC is encouraging support for the Friday, Aug. 14 "Uber Eats Blood Drive" to help maintain the blood supply through another difficult summer weekend. There are fewer mobile blood drives on Friday and Saturday and no collections on Sunday.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the blood supply due to business blood drive cancellations, limitations on community blood drives, and high summer usage at area hospitals.  CBC also faces uncertainty about high school blood drives resuming in the fall.

Donors have been helping maintain the blood supply since the critical blood shortages CBC suffered in July.  More than 170 donors supported the Friday, Aug. 7 "Donor Strong Blood Drive" at the Dayton CBC honoring the first anniversary the Oregon District shootings.

A vital lesson of the Aug. 4, 2019 Oregon District shooting was that the blood available at area hospitals that night saved lives.  In the week following the shooting more than 1,700 people registered to donate blood, including 171 first-time donors.

CBC is also asking more COVID-19 survivors to consider donating their antibody-rich plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The CBC COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) program is now accepting donors who have tested positive by blood test for COVID-19 antibodies. Learn more and register to donate CCP at www.GivingBlood.org or call (937) 461-3220.