September 9, 2020

DAYTON, Ohio - Community Blood Center needs donors to honor the volunteer spirit of 9/11 by donating at the Patriot Day Blood Drive Friday, Sept. 11 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dayton CBC Donation Center, 349 South Main St.  Make an appointment to donate at

CBC is facing a critical need of type O positive blood and is encouraging donations of all blood types. Everyone who registers to donate can receive the new the "Time to Support the Fight" cancer awareness t-shirt or chose the "Wake Up & Give" or "Time to Save a Life" t-shirt from the "Wake Up & Donate" campaign. Donors will also receive the "We're All In This Together" face mask.

On September 11, 2001 donors filled the Dayton CBC Donor Center and waited in lines that stretched into the parking lot.  It was scene repeated at blood centers across the country as donating blood became a united response to a national tragedy.

Nineteen years later, the commemoration of Patriot Day comes as the nation endures the ongoing challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic and its continued impact on the blood supply.

CBC enters the fall season with one-third of September blood drives cancelled due to COVID-19 disruptions. Many employees continue to work from home while multiple area high schools began the year with remote learning.  The result is cancelled blood drives or reduced capacity.

CBC is seeking COVID-19 survivors to become "Crisis Warriors" by donating their antibody-rich plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. CCP donors will receive the "COVID-19 Crisis Warrior" t-shirt.   Learn more and register to donate CCP at or call (937) 461-3220.