September 16, 2021

DAYTON, Ohio - William Shakespeare said, "Friendship is a constant in all things" and Community Blood Center has a loyal friend in RenFest. CBC honored the Ohio Renaissance Festival with the Blood Drop Award for its long support of the blood supply during critical times in early fall.
RenFest has partnered with CBC for more than a decade by providing complimentary festival tickets to help encourage donations during the challenging Labor Day holiday period. The festival provides enough tickets for subsequent September blood drives and special events.
The RenFest Blood Drive on Labor Day weekend included special Sunday hours at the Dayton CBC and totaled 414 donors, including 323 whole blood donors and 91 platelet and plasma donors. A second round of RenFest Blood Drive is scheduled Friday, Sept. 17 and Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Dayton CBC with a free ticket to everyone who registers to donate. Make an appointment at or call (937) 461-3220.
"The Ohio Renaissance Festival has been proud to partner with the CBC for several years," said Marketing Director Cheryl Bucholtz. "By providing tickets for the CBC's Labor Day weekend blood drives we are able to encourage blood donors to supply a much needed community organization that services the entire Miami Valley."
Shakespeare also spoke about the plague as "a time to stand on distance." COVID-19 interrupted the festival's 30-year run by cancelling the 2020 season. But this season RenFest promised to rise "like the Phoenix" from the pandemic and returned Sept. 4 and is now operating on a weekend schedule through Oct. 31. Visit for more details.