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CBC FACES URGENT NEED, MULTIPLE CHALLENGES TO BLOOD SUPPLY

February 15, 2021

DAYTON, Ohio - Community Blood Center has an urgent need for blood donations due to multiple blood drive cancellations, high weekend usage at area hospitals, and the anticipation of more winter weather disruptions in the forecast.

If you are eligible to donate please make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.

CBC is encouraging donors to visit the Dayton CBC at 349 South Main St. this week or support mobile blood drives in your community.

CBC will host a "Blood Donor Year" blood drive Friday, Feb. 19 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dayton CBC. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a Kroger $10 gift card, "Team Donor" long-sleeve t-shirt, and "FIGHT. HEAL. GIVE." face mask.

CBC is calling 2021 "Blood Donor Year" because of the continued impact of COVID-19 restrictions on blood collection.  Winter weather has caused a wave of high school blood drive cancellations and missed appointments.  The current winter storm warning puts community blood drives schedule this week in jeopardy.

There is no deferral or delay in making a regular blood donation after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma donors who have received the COVID-19 vaccine may be eligible to continue donating CCP. To confirm your eligibility email canidonate@givingblood.org or call (937) 461-3220.