November 18, 2021

DAYTON, Ohio - Gives thanks this Thanksgiving week and give the gift of life. Community blood Center is urging donors to help avert a holiday blood shortage by supporting the "Thanks for Giving" Blood Drive Nov. 22-24 and Nov. 26-27 at the Dayton CBC Donation Center, 349 S. Main St.

CBC is closed for Thanksgiving Day and there are very few mobiles scheduled during the long holiday weekend. Everyone who registers to donate Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 22-24 and Friday and Saturday, Nov. 26-27 at the Dayton CBC will receive a Kroger $10 gift card and the "Hometown Hero" fleece blanket.

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

Keeping blood type O in full supply remains a challenge. CBC is counting on "Hometown Heroes" to prevent an emergency shortage.

The holiday season is an important time to donate.Many businesses and organizations are not hosting blood drives due to continued COVID-19 related restrictions and people are often distracted from donating due to holiday activities and travel.

The season of giving is a good time to give back. CBC asks community members to consider becoming a blood donor, donating more often, becoming a platelet or plasma donor, or sponsoring a blood drive. Call (937) 461-3220 to learn how you can help.


Blood donation requirements:  Donors are required to provide a photo ID that includes their full name.  Past CBC donors are also asked to bring their CBC donor ID card.  Donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 years old with parental consent: form available at or at CBC branch & blood drive locations), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds (you may have to weigh more, depending on your height), and be in good physical health.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically.  Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email Make an appointment at or call (937) 461-3220.