CBC JOINS FIGHT AGAINST CANCER WITH SPECIAL EDITION T-SHIRT
Donors can join the fight against cancer during October Breast Cancer Awareness Month by partipating in a community or employee blood drive in October. Community Blood Center encourages donors to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.
Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “I Fight Cancer – I Give Blood” t-shirt. The t-shirt is charcoal heather gray with a design that features an array of colored ribbons representing awareness for the many forms of cancer. The cancer awareness t-shirt is available at CBC Donor Centers and most CBC mobile blood drives Monday, Oct. 2 through Saturday, Nov. 4.
The “I Fight Cancer – I Give Blood” campaign represents the unique relationship between blood donors and cancer patients. Chemotherapy and other cancer treatments have a harsh impact on blood cells. Transfusions of donated blood and blood products are vital to reducing complications and saving lives. Area sponsors will host blood drives in October to help the local blood supply.
Area blood drives include:
Oct.4th Advanced Composites, Sidney, 1pm-4pm, employee blood drive
Oct 4th Rittal, Urbana, 1pm-4pm, employee blood drive
Oct 6th Triad High School, North Lewisburg, 8am-12pm, student/staff blood drive
Oct 10th Houston Community Center, Houston, 2:30pm-6:30pm, community blood drive
Oct 11th Senior Center of Sidney, Sidney, 10am-2pm, community blood drive
Oct 11th Green Hills Community, West Liberty, 1:30pm-5:30pm, community blood drive
Oct 13th Houston High School, Houston, 9am -1pm, student/ staff blood drive
Oct 17th St. Michaels Hall, Fort Loramie, 11am -7pm, community blood drive
Oct 18th Plastipak, Jackson Center, 7:30am -11:30am, employee blood drive
Oct 18th Champaign County Community Center, Urbana, community blood drive
Oct 19th Plastipak, Jackson Center,7:30am-11:30am, employee blood drive
Oct 20th Peerless, Sidney, 8am-11am, community& employee blood drive
Oct 20th Sidney High School, 8:30am-12:30am, student/staff blood drive
Oct 28th Moose Lodge, Bellefontaine, 8am-12pm, community blood drive
The Community Blood Center is honored to recognize these “Donors for Life”
230 Donations: Glen Phillips, Sidney
190 Donations: Tim Fisher, Sidney
110 Donations: Dan Heitmeyer, Sidney
100 Donations: Gary Phillips, Sidney; RoseMary Tobias, Botkins
90 Donations: Ned Meyer, Evelyn Schmiesing, Sidney
80 Donations: Nicholas Sanders, Lima; Janet Pothast, Versailles
60 Donations: Barbara Gaier, Anna; Mary Kemper, Minster; Christopher Platfoot, Sidney
50 Donations: David Obringer, Coldwater; Tim Cole, Bill Everett, Sidney
40 Donations: Scott Buettner, Wapakoneta; Ted Stachler, Ansonia; Joanie Henry, Sidney
30 Donations: Jerry Foran, Anna; Malcolm Morris, Sidney; Joseph Burg, Lima; David Moeder, Coldwater
20 Donations: Bob Jeffries,Bill Kerber, Sidney;Kurt Fielder, Quincy; David Berner, Botkins
10 Donations: Kim Klopfleisch, Botkins; Karen Morris, Anna, Greg Rhodes, Celina; David Sprang, BelleCenter; Tina Schwabenland, Minster
5 Donations: Noah Clark, Houston; Tylor Kane,Elizabeth Clem, James McCoy,Elizabeth Harper, Jackson Center; Joshua Globle, Elizabeth Pesthke, Heidi Bundy, Sidney; Ross Kohler, Lillian Koenig; Ben Schmitmeyer, Anna; Marcia McJunkin, St. Marys; Angela Cotrell, Lima
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 17 years of age (16 years old with parental consent: form available at www.givingblood.org or at CBC branch & blood drive locations), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds (you may have to weigh more, depending on your height), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1(800)388-GIVE. Make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.
Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services® is an independent, not-for-profit organization. Community Blood Center provides blood products to 25 hospitals and health centers within a 15-county service area in the Miami (Ohio) and Whitewater (Indiana) Valleys. For more information about Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services®, visit www.givingblood.org.