January is Blood Donor Month and it comes with COVID-19 still a burden on the blood supply, representatives from the Community Blood Center report.
Quest Community Church hosts a community blood drive from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19,. at 110 South St., West Liberty.
Everyone who registers to donate will receive the special-edition “Counting on You in 2022” long-sleeve T-shirt. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.
Community Blood Center’s message for January National and Ohio Blood Donor Awareness Month is “We’re Counting on You in 2022.”
Communities nationwide are facing blood shortages due to the pandemic. Collecting enough type O blood has been a persistent challenge for CBC.
CBC is urging eligible community members to donate at least twice in 2022 and asking type O, A-negative and B-negative donors to consider making an automated double red cell donation.
Many businesses and organizations are not hosting blood drives as many employees continue to work from home. CBC encourages remote workers to find a local blood drive and donate.