FAIRBORN – The Bellbrook Lions Club will help sustain the winter blood supply with a community blood drive Saturday, Feb. 29 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon in the Stephen Bell Elementary School Kindergarten Commons, 4122 N. Linda Drive, Bellbrook. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Donor Strong” long-sleeve t-shirt. Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.
The “Donor Strong” t-shirt thanks donors for keeping the blood supply strong despite the challenges of winter weather and seasonal illness. It is available only through Feb. 29.
Community Blood Center must increase donations in 2020 to provide blood to more hospitals outside our traditional 15-county service area. CBC is also seeking more automated donations of platelets, plasma, and double red blood cells.
Many CBC community blood drives now include the opportunity to donate platelets and plasma, which are critical for the treatment of cancer, trauma, transplant, and burn patients. Donors with blood types A, AB, or B positive are ideal.
Automated double red blood cell donations are encouraged for type O donors. Safely donating two units of red cells helps increase the supply commonly used in surgery and the emergency treatment of trauma patients. Find out more at www.GivingBlood.org or talk to an apheresis specialist at (937) 461-3220.