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Blood drive scheduled for December 22 in Blanchester


DAYTON, Ohio – The Community Blood Center is in critical need of type O and B negative blood. Help avoid this shortage during the busiest time of the holiday season when you donate to the Blanchester Community Blood Drive on Thursday, December 22 from 2:30-6:30 p.m. at Blanchester’s Church of Christ, 911 Cherry St.

Anyone who signs up to donate Dec. 19-31 at any CBC blood drive or the Dayton CBC Donation Center is automatically entered into the draw to win two tickets to the Jan. 27 performance of “Les Miserables. at Dayton’s Schuster Center. All donors also receive the knitted blood donor cap.

Book 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 difficult weeks of the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Save time when donating 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 photo ID that includes their full name. Former CBC donors are also asked to bring their CBC donor ID card. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent: form available at or at Dayton CBC and Mobile Blood Drives), weigh at least 110 pounds (you may need to weigh more according to your height), and be in good physical health. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) periodically changes blood donor eligibility guidelines. People 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 in its 15-county service area in western Ohio and eastern Indiana and to select hospitals and blood centers outside of the region. For more information, visit



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