FAIRBORN — Celebrate St. Patrick’s season by helping save lives. Donate at the Mary Help of Christians Parish community blood drive Saturday, March 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Parish Center, 954 North Maple St., Fairborn.
Everyone who registers to donate gets the St. Pat’s “Donor Shenanigans” t-shirt plus free COVID-19 antibody testing. Make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.
Type O positive blood is in high demand and CBC has a continuous need for type O positive donors.
Additionally, the Wright State University Nutter Center will host a COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma drive Tuesday, March 16 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Berry Room, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Fairborn.
It is open only to qualified donors eligible to give COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) for the treatment of seriously ill coronavirus patients.
The CBC is encouraging those who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate CCP. Antibodies in your plasma may help COVID patients recover. Learn more about donating CCP and register at ccp.givingblood.org and make an appointment at (937) 461-3220.
There is no deferral or delay in making a regular blood donation after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. CCP donors who have received the COVID-19 vaccine may be eligible to continue donating. To confirm your eligibility email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (937) 461-3220.