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Two blood drives coming to Xenia


Greene County News Report

XENIA –The Community Blood Center (CBC) is holding two blood drives in Xenia in August.

The Xenia Masonic Center will host a community blood drive 2-6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10 in the center meeting room 223 Corwin Ave. Greene Memorial Hospital will host a blood drive 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 in front of the Medical Education Building, 1140 Monroe Drive.

Donors will receive a splashy water bottle, plus a chance to win a deluxe Hawaii vacation for two in the “Get on Board” summer blood drive drawing that will end Aug. 28.

Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Catch the Wave – Donate Blood” screw top water bottle with straw; everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the Community Blood Center (CBC) “Get on Board – Give Blood” summer blood drive drawing to win an all-expense-paid Hawaii vacation for two. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 800-388-GIVE.

The grand prize includes air travel and deluxe accommodations for eight nights at two island locations. All taxes, fees and meals are included. The vacation package also includes pre-paid activities and sight-seeing excursions, plus all ground transportation.

Everyone age 18 and older who registers to donate with CBC through Aug. 28 will be automatically entered in the “Get on Board – Give Blood Summer Blood Drive” drawing. Eligible donors can enter the drawing a second time when they register for a second donation during the blood drive period. Official rules are available at www.givingblood.org.

Anyone who registers to donate through Saturday, Aug. 29 at any CBC Donor Center and most CBC mobile blood drives will receive the final special-edition, Hawaiian-themed donor gift of the summer. The “Catch the Wave – Donate Blood” water bottle is a plastic, BPA free, mason jar-design with an orange screw top and sipping straw and the “Catch the Wave” slogan in blue with the CBC blood drop logo.

Maintaining the blood supply can be challenging during the summer months due to vacation travel and other changes in schedules. The CBC encourages donors to reschedule when able. The CBC encourages the continued support of type O whole blood donors and type A/B platelet and plasma donors.

Greene County News report compiled by Scott Halasz.