Jul 26, 2012

CBC announces August blood drives


DARKE COUNTY – There’s no break in the summer heat wave and the demand for summer blood donations is just as relentless. The Community Blood Center (CBC) “iFocus on Saving Lives” summer blood drive campaign is reminding donors to stay focused on the goal of a strong blood supply, and the possible prize of a 2012 “race red” Ford Focus.

Everyone who registers to donate at any CBC branch or mobile blood drive through Aug. 11 will receive a free t-shirt. The gray shirt features a rare, two-sided design with “Blood Donor 2012” on the chest and the message “iFocused, iGave, I Helped Save a Life” over a blazing sun on the back.

Focus on donating blood this summer and you could be driving a new Ford Focus this fall. Everyone 18 or older who registers to donate at any CBC branch or mobile blood drive now through Saturday, Sept. 1 is automatically entered in the drawing to win a new “race red” 2012 Ford Focus. 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 www.givingblood.com.

Notice about important changes to CBC’s donor ID system - CBC has assigned new, eight-digit donor identification numbers to all donors. When donors present their current CBC Donor ID card at a CBC branch or mobile drive it will be noted for replacement and the donor will receive a new plastic Donor ID card and key fob card in the mail. Donors must use their new Donor ID number to schedule appointments on www.DonorTime.com.

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 www.DonorTime.com.

Aug. 1 – Greenville Technology, Inc., 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Employees Only
Aug. 3 – Midmark Corporation, 7–11 a.m., Employees Only
Aug. 6 – BASF Corporation, 7:30–10:30 a.m., Employees Only
Aug. 7 – Ohio Department of Transportation, 8–9:30 a.m., Employees Only
Aug. 7 – Norcold, Inc., 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Employees Only
Aug. 7 – Neff Company, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Employees Only
Aug. 7 – Ansonia First Church of God, 750 South Main St., Ansonia, 2:30–4:30 p.m., open to the community, appointments encouraged
Aug. 7 – Whirlpool Corporation, 6–10 a.m., employees only
Aug. 10 – Kroger Store, 200 Lease Ave., Greenville, 9 a.m.–noon, community
Aug. 11 – Tri-Village Rescue, 320 North Main Street, New Madison, 8–11 a.m., sponsored by Tri-Village Rescue & Cedar Grove Church, door prize drawings for great prizes, financial support for door prizes provided by blood drive support sponsor is Tri-Village Rescue
Aug. 13 – Bradford High School, 750 Railroad Ave., Bradford, 2:30–6:30 p.m., sponsored by Bradford Church of the Brethren, open to the community, appointments encouraged
Aug. 14 – Greenville Church of the Brethren, 421 Central Ave., Greenville, 12:30–6:30 p.m., sponsored by Darke County Retired Teachers, open to the community, appointments encouraged
Aug. 15 – Darke County Courthouse, 7:30–11:30 a.m., employees only
Aug. 16 – Saint Paul Lutheran Church, 13495 Greenville-St. Mary’s Road, Versailles/North Star, 3:30–6:30 p.m., sponsored by Saint Paul Lutheran Church, open to the community, appointments encouraged

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email canidonate@cbccts.org or call 1(800)388-GIVE. Make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com

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