Blood shortage prompts call for donors


DAYTON — Community Blood Center is calling on donors and blood drive sponsors to help avert a regional blood shortage as the community acts to halt the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. Emergency measures have begun with the “Donor Strong” blood drive campaign now underway at the Dayton CBC Donor Center.

CBC is asking eligible members of the community to donate blood and urging blood drive sponsors to keep the blood drives they have scheduled. Make an appointment to donate at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.

DONOR STRONG BLOOD DRIVE MARCH 16-22

Everyone who registers to donate Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 22 at the CBC Donor Center, 349 South Main St. will receive a free Kings Island ticket or free Cinemark movie ticket, plus the current donor gift of “Spring into Giving” socks.

CBC DAYTON DONOR CENTER NOW OPEN ON SUNDAYS

Beginning Sunday, March 22 the Dayton CBC Donor Center will be open on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dayton Donor Center hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WEEK OF MARCH 16 COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVES

March 18

Atrium Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Middletown OH 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 West Main St. Troy OH 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

March 19

Blanchester Church of Christ, 922 Cherry St. Blanchester OH 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

March 21

Lebanon Presbyterian Church, 123 North East St. Lebanon OH 7:30 a.m. – 1 .pm.

Bellefontaine Moose Lodge, 2563 912 S. Detroit St. Bellefontaine OH 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.