Save lives by donating blood in Troy

TROY — Save some of your vacation time for helping saving lives. Get the new “Sunshine & Saving Lives” beach towel when you donate at the Troy Church of the Brethren community blood drive Wednesday, May 3, from 1 to 7 p.m. at 1431 W. Main St., Troy, or at the Upper Valley Medical Center community blood drive Friday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3130 N. County Road 25A, Troy.

Make an appointment online at, call 937-461-3220, or use the Donor Time app. Register to donate blood with CBC May 1 through July 1 and get the ‘Sunshine & Saving Lives’ towel for the beach, lake, or pool.

Save time when you donate by downloading the 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 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

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