May 27, 2012

iFocus on Saving Lives is CBC summer theme

GREENVILLE – Community Blood Center (CBC) will officially kick-off the “The iFocus on Saving Lives” summer blood drive campaign May 30 by unveiling  the “race red” 2012 Ford Focus that one lucky donor will be driving this fall.  Campaign sponsor Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln will get the race for the “race red” Focus started with a mobile blood drive and kick-off celebration at its Greenville dealership.
Everyone age 18 or older who registers to donate at any CBC branch or mobile blood drive from May 29 through Sept. 2 is automatically registered into the drawing to win the 2012 Ford Focus.
CBC is launching the summer campaign with the “iFocus, iChange Local Lives, the Power is in Your Hands” t-shirt.  The red, white and blue flag design t-shirt is free to anyone who registers to donate May 29 through June 23 at any CBC branch or mobile blood drive.
The Ford Focus giveaway follows in the tire tracks of last summer’s wildly popular drawing for a new Jeep Patriot.  “Our donors keep telling us they love our summer car giveaway campaign,” said CBC Donor Relations Director Andrew Keelor.  “We value the commitment they make to donating during the busy summer months, and the Focus is a great way to say thank you.  This car is a great combination of style and value, plus it’s the perfect color – race red!”
The Ford Focus will be on display as the Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln dealership during the mobile blood drive and kick-off party.  The celebration will include free hot dogs, baked beans, chips, popcorn and cake, special gift bags for donors (including the iFocus t-shirt) and door prizes.  The mobile blood drive is May 30, 3-6 p.m., at Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln, 500 Wagner Ave., Greenville.
The “iFocus on Saving Lives” Ford Focus summer giveaway campaign is sponsored by REACH Magazine and Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln of Greenville. Official rules are available at
Technology is making it faster and more convenient than ever to schedule your next blood donation.  Just use your computer or smart phone to make an appointment online at
June 1 – Midmark Corporation, 7–11 a.m., Employees Only
June 4 – Kroger Store, 200 Lease Ave., Greenville, 9 a.m. – noon, Community
June 5 – Ohio Department of Transportation, 8–9:30 a.m., Employees Only
June 5 – Norcold, Inc., 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Employees Only
June 5 – Neff Company, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Employees Only
June 5 – Greenville Technology, Inc., 12:30–3:30 p.m., Employees Only
June 5 – Ansonia First Church of God, 750 South Main St., Ansonia, 2:30–4:30 p.m., Open to the Community, Appointments Encouraged
June 6 – Greenville Technology, Inc., 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Employees Only
June 7 – Whirlpool Corporation, 6–10 a.m., Employees Only
June 11 – BASF, 7:30–11:30 a.m., Employees Only
June 12 – Summer Picnic, Greenville Church of the Brethren, 421 Central Ave., Greenville, 12:30–6:30 p.m., Sponsored by Greenville Masonic Lodge, Open to the Community, Appointments Encouraged
June 16 – Tri-Village Rescue, 320 North Main Street, New Madison, 8–11 a.m., Sponsored by Tri-Village Rescue, Door Prize Drawings for Great Prizes, Financial Support for Door Prizes provided by Blood Drive Support Sponsor Tri-Village Rescue, Open to the Community, Appointments Encouraged
June 18 – Bradford High School, 750 Railroad Avenue, Bradford, 2:30–6:30 p.m., Sponsored by Bradford High School, Open to the Community, Appointments Encouraged
June 20 – Greenville National Bank, 7:30–9 a.m., Employees Only
June 20 – Darke County Courthouse, 9 a.m.–11:30 p.m., Employees Only
June 21 – Eldora Speedway Ballroom, 13929 State Route 118, New Weston, 2:30–6:30 p.m., Race Ticket Winners to be drawn every 1/2 hour, Plus Grand Prize Drawings, Sponsored by Eldora Speedway, Open to the Community, Appointments Encouraged
June 25 – Ansonia High School FFA & Mississinawa Valley High School FFA, Blood & Guts Grudge Match Challenge, Get your appointment scheduled to VOTE for your favorite FFA, Ansonia Valley High School Gym, 2–6 p.m., Sponsored by  Ansonia High School FFA & Mississinawa Valley High School FFA, Open to Students, Faculty & Community, Appointments Encouraged
June 28 – Family Health, 8 a.m.–noon, Employees Only
Blood donation requirements:  Donors are required to provide a photo ID that includes their full name.  Past CBC donors are also asked to bring their CBC donor ID card.  Donors must be at least 16 years of age (16 years old with parental consent: form available at or at CBC branch & blood drive locations), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be in good physical health.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically.  Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email or call 1(800)388-GIVE. Make an appointment at


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