100 time donor Rose Tobias, of Sidney.

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 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 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 or call 1(800)388-GIVE. Make an appointment at

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