A “blood donor” face mask is free to individuals who register to donate at the Community Blood Center blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Bellefontaine Moose Lodge 2563, 912 S. Detroit St. Donors must make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or by calling (937) 461-3220.
Everyone who registers to donate also will receive the “It’s Time to Save A Life” T-shirt and will be automatically entered in the “Wake Up & Donate Blood Drive” drawing to win a custom Sleep Number bed.
CBC needs donors to meet demand that has risen beyond the traditional summer challenges. The organization continues to maintain social distancing and other COVID-19 safeguards at all blood drives. Capacity remains limited at some blood drives, while blood usage continues to rise.
The CBC COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma program is now open to donors who have tested positive for COVID- 19 antibodies by blood test. Learn how to help COVID-19 patients by donating CCP at www.GivingBlood.org.