March 24, 2021

DAYTON, Ohio - "Be The Good" by donating Good Friday, April 2 at the Dayton Community Blood Center to help keep the region's blood supply strong through the Easter holiday weekend.

The "Be The Good" Blood Drive is April 2 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dayton CBC, 349 South Main St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a Kroger $10 gift card, plus the spring "Stop Waiting, Start Giving" t-shirt. Appointments are required.  Schedule your donation online at or call (937) 461-3220.

One year ago, COVID-19 was surging, the economy was in lock-down, and most blood drives were cancelled.  This spring, many necessary pandemic precautions remain in place and continue to depress blood collection.

At the same time, more participation in holiday travel, spring breaks, and other seasonal activities are resulting in the more traditional challenges to maintaining the holiday blood supply.

CBC has declared 2021 "Blood Donor Year" to challenge eligible donors in the community to give blood at least three times this year.  CBC's goal is to register 200 donors Friday, April 2 at the Dayton CBC for the "Be The Good" Blood Drive.

CBC ended collection of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma on March 20 due to a decline of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the region, and a sufficient emergency supply of CCP nationwide.

CBC is encouraging former CCP donors and others to consider donating whole blood, double red blood cells, or platelets. Call (937) 461-3220 for more information on what donation may be best for you.