Kettering Health to host blood drives in Troy, Piqua

PIQUA — Give blood in May for a chance to win Taylor Swift tickets and get the “Sunshine & Saving Lives” beach towel. Donate at the Kettering Health Piqua or the Kettering Health Troy community blood drive Friday, May 19.

The Kettering Health Piqua community blood drive is May 19 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 1 Kettering Way, Piqua and the Kettering Health Troy community blood drive is May 19 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at 600 W. Main St., Troy.

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

Everyone who registers to donate receives the “Sunshine & Saving Lives” towel for the beach, lake or pool. Register to donate May 1 through May 31 with CBC to be automatically entered in the drawing to win two tickets to see Taylor Swift perform live June 30 at Cincinnati’s Paycor Stadium.

Save some vacation time this summer for the vital act of helping save lives. You can save time at your donation by using “DonorXPress” to complete the donor questionnaire before arriving at a blood drive. Find DonorXPress on the Donor Time App or at www.givingblood.org/donorxpress.

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 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 can[email protected] or call 937-461-3220. 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 partner hospitals and health centers within its 18-county service area of western Ohio and eastern Indiana and to select hospitals and blood centers outside the region. For more information visit www.givingblood.org.