St. Brigid holding blood drive

XENIA — St. Brigid Catholic Church is holding a blood drive 3-7 p.m. Monday, April 23 in the Parish Activity Center, 324 Fairground Road, Xenia.

The “Be The Good” stoneware coffee mug is free to everyone who registers to donate during this blood drive. The “Be The Good” campaign recognizes donors as a special force for good in the world. The message honors their kindness and encourages everyone to consider donating as a way to do good for others.

The red, campfire style stoneware mug features a block letter design with “Be The Good” in solid white lettering as an anagram of the “Believe There is Good in the World” message in outlined letters. It’s also free to everyone who registers to donate at a CBC Donor Center or most CBC mobile blood drives through April 28.

Community Blood Center encourages donors to schedule an appointment online at or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

CBC is looking for more platelet and plasma donors in 2018. The automated process of giving platelets and plasma is called “apheresis” and the number of these special donors is dwindling. CBC’s most dedicated donors are aging, with about 53 percent of the donor base now over the age of 50.

Platelet and plasma donations are essential to the treatment and survival of trauma, cancer, transplant, and blood disorder patients

CBC is calling on young people to become the “next generation of donors” and asking new and current donors to help CBC meet the challenges of the future by becoming apheresis donors.