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May 13, 2022

Mercer Health Doctors' Urgent Care Celina community blood drive Monday, May 23rd


DAYTON, Ohio – Step up and support the blood supply during the Memorial Day holiday period by donating at the Mercer Health Doctors' Urgent Care Celina community blood drive Monday, May 23 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 950 South Main St., Celina.

Everyone who registers to donate receives the summer blood drive campaign “Step Up to the Plate” baseball t-shirt. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.

Memorial Day weekend signals the beginning of the summer vacation season, a traditionally challenging time for Community Blood Center to register enough blood donors to supply area hospitals.

The goal the “Step Up to the Plate and Hit a Double” summer blood drive campaign is to enlist first-time donors, remind all donors to make and keep appointments despite travel and other summer distractions, and to encourage those eligible to donate at least twice.

Donate at any CBC blood drive or the CBC Donor Center May 2 through Aug. 27 and you are automatically entered in a drawing to win four tickets to the Sept. 3 Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies game at Great American Ball Park, followed by a Cole Swindell concert, plus $100 in concession stand gift cards.

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 canidonate@cbccts.org 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 15-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.

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