CBC to host blood drive


Greene County News

FAIRBORN – Maiden Lane Church of God in Fairborn will host a Community Blood Center blood drive 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 19 in the Fellowship Hall, 4800 Snider Road.

Stay warm this fall with the “Buckeye Strong Blood Donor” ceramic coffee tumbler, free to everyone who registers to donate. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 800-388-GIVE.

November is when championships are made, and CBC is celebrating college football with the “Buckeye Strong Blood Donor” ceramic tumbler with removable silicone grip. It’s free to anyone who registers to donate Monday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Dec. 3 at any CBC Donor Center and most CBC mobile blood drives.

Community Blood Center is taking necessary steps to comply with new recommendations issued by the US Food and Drug Administration to protect the blood supply against the Zika virus.

The FDA has recommended universal testing of all donated whole blood and blood components for the Zika virus in the U.S. and its territories. Up until testing begins, CBC will continue to defer potential donors for 28 days who have traveled to Zika endemic areas in the prior four weeks. The list of active Zika transmission areas includes Florida’s Miami-Dade County and Palm Beach County, as well as the Caribbean, Mexico and Central or South America.

CBC asks all donors to be aware that travel restrictions impact the available blood supply by further limiting the number of people able to donate. CBC encourages eligible donors to schedule appointments and donate when able.

Story courtesy of Community Blood Center.

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