May 20, 2021

DAYTON, Ohio - Donate at a time of urgent need and get your thrills for free at Kings Island. Community Blood Center will host the "Kings Island Days Blood Drive" Friday, May 28, Saturday, May 29 and special operating hours Sunday, May 30 at the Dayton CBC with a free Kings Island ticket for everyone who registers to donate.

Donors will also receive the "Blood Donors are the GOAT - Greatest of All Time" t-shirt. Appointments are required.  Schedule online at or call (937) 461-3220.  There is no deferment or delay in donating blood after receiving any COVID-19 vaccine.

Usage has been higher than collections for type O blood and inventory is in short supply. CBC must average 300 donors per day to supply area hospitals.

The goal of the blood drive is to prevent a blood shortage with high demand expected during the Memorial Day weekend. CBC is operating on Sunday but will be closed May 31 for Memorial Day.

The "Kings Island Days" Blood Drive is Friday, May 28 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 29 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, May 30 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 349 South Main St.

COVID-19 continues to impact the size and frequency of many community and corporate blood drives. Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer when donations are disrupted by vacation travel and outdoor activities.

The "Blood Donors are the GOAT - Greatest of All Time" campaign encourage people to collect all three GOAT t-shirt designs by donating three times during the summer months. CBC encourages more first-time donors and more blood drive sponsors. Call (937) 461-3220 to learn how you can help.