Mar 22, 2013

Blood Bank announces blood drive dates and giveaways

GREENVILLE – Spring is here and that means it’s almost time to shut down the furnace and fire up the backyard barbecue. Community Blood Center (CBC) hopes to inspire plans for summer grilling with a special giveaway during the April 1 through May 31 “Darke County Days!” Blood Drive campaign.

All you have to do is register to donate at any Darke County blood drive scheduled April 1-May 31 and you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a new Char-Broil four-burner propane/natural gas grill.

This special giveaway is sponsored by Greenville Lowe’s. The Char-Broil four-burner grill features the Surefire electronic ignition at each burner for a reliable start every time. It easily converts from liquid propane to natural gas, and features porcelain-coated cast iron grates.

Everyone who registers to donate April 1-6 will also receive the free, charcoal grey “Keep Calm and Carry On Saving Lives” t-shirt. Other exciting donor gifts will follow during the Darke County Days! Blood Drive.

Scheduling your appointment is easy. Go on line www.donortime.com to schedule your own appointment. You can also contact Dana Puterbaugh, Darke County - Account Representative @ 937-997-2199 / dputerbaugh@givingblood.org to schedule your appointment.

Please remember that appointments have priority and Walk –Ins are always welcome as the schedule permits. This just means that if you walk in and all appointments are filled at the time you come to the blood drive we will let you know when the next available appointment is and you have the choice to either wait or come back at the time that is available.

Please always allow 45 minutes to 1 hour to get through the entire process, even if you have an appointment.

April 2 – Greenville Technology, Inc., 12:30– 3:30 p.m., employees only

April 3 – Greenville Technology, Inc., 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., employees only

April 5 – Midmark Corporation, 7–11 a.m., employees only

April 5 – Neff Motivation Inc./ODOT, 8–11 a.m., employees only

April 5 – Franklin Monroe High School, 8691 Oakes Road, Pitsburg, sponsored by Franklin Monroe High School National Honor Society, 8:30 a.m.–noon, open to the students, faculty, and community, appointments encouraged

April 5 – Norcold, Inc., 11 a.m.–2 p.m., employees only

April 8 – Mississinawa Valley High School, 8:30–11:30 a.m., sponsored by Mississinawa Valley High School FCCLA, students and faculty only

April 9 – Greenville Church of the Brethren, 421 Central Ave., Greenville, 12:30–6:30 p.m., sponsored by Greenville Rotary Club 3630, open to the community, appointments encouraged

April 10 – Tri-Village High School Auditorium, 315 S. Main St., New Madison, 7:30–11:30 a.m., sponsored by Tri-Village High School Student Council, open to students, faculty, and community, appointments encouraged

April 17 – Darke County Courthouse, 7:30–11:30 a.m., employees only, appointments encouraged

April 17 – Ansonia High School, 8 a.m.–noon, sponsored by Ansonia High School FFA, students, faculty, and community, community by appointment

April 18 – Whirlpool Corporation, 6–10 a.m., employees only

April 18 – Kroger – Greenville Store, 200 Lease Avenue, Greenville, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., open to the community, appointments encouraged

April 20 – Bradford High School, 750 Railroad Ave, Bradford, 9 a.m. –noon, sponsored by Bradford High School Student Council, open to the community, appointments encouraged

April 23 – Saint Paul Lutheran Church, 2:30–6:30 p.m., 13495 Greenville-St. Mary’s Road, Versailles/North Star, open to the community, appointments encouraged

April 29 – Greenville Grace Church, 3–7 p.m., 4805 State Route 49, Greenville, open to the community, appointments encouraged

A new world of communications and service is waiting at our completely redesigned website www.GivingBlood.org. Get fast and complete answers on how to make your first donation, organize a blood drive, or bring our education program to your school. Get all the updates in the CBC/CTS newsroom, find quick links to our social media pages, or schedule your next appointment to donate by connecting to www.DonorTime.com.

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