Share good fortune, donate blood at Piqua blood drives

PIQUA — Share good fortune with someone in need by donating at the Piqua Baptist Church community blood drive Thursday, March 2 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 1402 W. High St., Piqua, or at the Piqua Harley-Davidson community blood drive Saturday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1501 E. Ash St., Piqua.

The Community Blood Center “Lucky Donor” shamrock t-shirt is perfect for St. Patrick’s day. It’s free to everyone who registers to donate Feb. 27 thru March 18. Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com, call 937-461-3220, or use the new Donor Time app.

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 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 [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.