November 18, 2022

DAYTON, Ohio - The Thanksgiving holiday week is arriving with Community Blood Center in critical need of type O negative blood.

As of Friday, Nov. 18, CBC has only a two-day supply of type O-negative, and it must be replenished. In addition to the type O-negative shortage, CBC needs more donors to help compensate for limited blood collections during the Thanksgiving holiday week.

Make an appointment online at, call (937) 461-3220, or use the new Donor Time app.

Beginning Monday, Nov. 18 through Saturday, Nov. 26 of Thanksgiving week CBC will give a free $10 Kroger gift card to everyone who registers to donate at any CBC blood drive or the CBC Donation Center. Donors will also receive the knit Blood Donor Beanie.

CBC will be closed Thanksgiving Day and will re-open Friday. There are no mobile blood drives schedule Thursday and Friday and only one on Saturday.

Monday, Nov. 21 through Saturday, Dec. 3 CBC will donate $1 to the Dayton Foodbank for every individual that registers to donate at the Dayton CBC. There will also be Foodbank collection barrels available for anyone who would like to donate non-perishable food items.

Everyone who registers to donate Oct. 31 through Dec. 3 is automatically entered in the "Battle of Ohio" drawing to win two tickets to the Bengals vs. Browns game Dec. 11 at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati.

Save time when you donate by downloading the new Donor Time app. You can also use "DonorXPress" to complete the donor questionnaire before arriving at a blood drive. Find DonorXPress on the Donor Time App or at