Donate in Miami County this holiday season


TROY — Community Blood Center is in critical need of type O and B negative blood. Help avert a shortage during the challenging Christmas and New Year’s holiday week by making a blood donation at various locations in Miami County. The Fletcher United Methodist Church community blood drive is on Monday, Dec. 26 from 3 to 7 p.m. at 205 South Walnut St., Fletcher. The Scott Family McDonald’s is hosting a community blood drive on Wednesday, Dec. 28 from noon to 6 p.m. at 987 East Ash St., Piqua, and the Troy Church of the Brethren community blood drive is also on Wednesday, Dec. 28 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1431 West Main St., Troy. The West Milton Lions Club community blood drive will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 28 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at West Milton United Church of Christ, 108 South Main St., West Milton.

Everyone who registers to donate Dec. 19-31 at any CBC blood drive, or the Dayton CBC Donation Center, is automatically entered in the drawing to win two tickets to the Jan. 27 performance of “Les Misérables” at Dayton’s Schuster Center. All donors also receive the knit Blood Donor Beanie.

Make an appointment online at, call 937-461-3220, or use the new Donor Time app.

Your donation will help CBC maintain the regional blood supply during the challenging Christmas and New Year’s holiday period. Everyone who registers to donate Dec. 26 through Dec. 31 at the Dayton CBC Donation Center will receive a Kroger $10 gift card and the Blood Donor Beanie.

Save time when you donate by downloading the new Donor Time app. You can also use “DonorXPress” to complete the donor questionnaire before arriving at a blood drive. Find DonorXPress on the Donor Time App or at

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.orgm or at the Dayton CBC and mobile 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 can email [email protected] or call 937-461-3220. Make an appointment at

Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services is an independent, not-for-profit organization. Community Blood Center provides blood products to partner hospitals and health centers within its 15-county service area of western Ohio and eastern Indiana and to select hospitals and blood centers outside the region. For more information visit

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