June 14, 2021

DAYTON, Ohio - The call for volunteer blood donors during a challenging time continues with the World Blood Donor Blood Drive Friday, June 18 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dayton Community Blood Center, 349 S. Main St.

Everyone who registers to donate can choose a free Kings Island ticket (while supplies last) or a Kroger $10 gift card. Donors will also receive the "Blood Donors are the GOAT - Greatest of All Time" t-shirt.

Appointments are encouraged and walk-ins are accepted as space allows. Schedule a donation online at or call (937) 461-3220.

CBC faced a severe blood shortage after the Memorial Day holiday period and struggled to average the 300 donors per day necessary to supply area hospitals. The June 11 "Cruise-In Blood Drive" at the Dayton CBC registered nearly 300 donors and helped replenish the weekend supply.

The aim of June 14 World Blood Donor Day was to raise global awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts.

CBC is continuing the call for donors with the June 18 World Blood Donor Blood Drive.

Despite the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, many corporate and community blood drives remain below their normal size. That has made the traditional summer challenges of vacation travel, outdoor activities, and increased emergency room usage more difficult to overcome.

CBC is recruiting new donors and new blood drive sponsors. Call (937) 461-3220 to learn how you can help.