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CBC JOINS BLOOD COLLECTION SUPPLY RELIEF EFFORT FOR UKRAINE

May 3, 2022

DAYTON, Ohio - Community Blood Center is joining Blood Centers of America (BCA), America's Blood Centers (ABC) and Fresenius Kabi in a nationwide campaign to provide blood-collection and transfusion supplies to Ukraine.

Participating BCA and ABC blood centers across the U.S. are hosting blood drives and making financial contributions on behalf of individuals who donate blood, platelets or plasma.  CBC is contributing $25,000 to the relief effort on behalf of CBC donors. CBC welcomes the community to show support by donating. Make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.

"CBC is proud to be able to support Ukraine," said CBC/CTS COO Diane Wilson. "We can't directly provide blood, but this partnership means we are helping the injured with transfusion supplies that are desperately needed."

Additionally, the BCA Foundation is accepting monetary contributions from anyone who is interested in supporting the campaign. The funds raised will go towards providing needed blood collection supplies for the people of Ukraine. To learn more about how to participate please visit  BloodSupplies4Ukraine.com.

"The war in Ukraine has resulted in unnecessary and great suffering including a severe shortage of blood bags and other blood collection supplies that are essential to the immediate care of patients in Ukraine," said Bill Block, President and CEO of BCA. "Our hope is the collaboration between BCA, ABC and Fresenius Kabi - and the contributions of generous people across America - will help provide relief to those in such great need."

The goal of the campaign is to raise at least $250,000. Fresenius Kabi will match all qualifying contributions April 18 through June 30 with all proceeds used to purchase and deliver the transfusion items most needed.