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Darke County Area Blood Drives in January

Darke County, Ohio – The Darke County Area is showing support for January National Blood Donor Month with a several community blood drive options.  “The Donor Tee” long-sleeve t-shirt is free to everyone who registers to donate. Schedule an appointment online at or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

Community Blood Center is encouraging all eligible community members to begin the year by giving blood.  The limited edition “The Donor Tee” long-sleeve t-shirt is bright blue with “Donor” in bold, white letters along the left arm. It’s available Tuesday, Jan. 2 through Saturday, Jan. 20 when you register to donate at a CBC Donor Center and most CBC mobile blood drives. 


Winter is a challenging time of year for maintaining the area blood supply.  The holidays, severe weather and seasonal illnesses prevent many from donating and can disrupt CBC’s blood drive schedule.  If you must miss an appointment to donate please reschedule as soon as possible.

The challenges for sustaining our region’s blood supply go beyond the usual demands of the winter season.  CBC enters the New Year with the mission of building a new community of dedicated platelet and plasma donors.

The automated process of giving platelets and plasma is called “apheresis” and the number of these special donors is dwindling.  CBC’s most dedicated donors are ageing, with about 53 percent of the donor base now over the age of 50.

January is National Blood Donor Month, a traditional time to thank donors and encourage donations during the winter months. Rep. Steve Huffman of Miami County, an ER physician and lifetime donor, is currently leading an effort in the Ohio General Assembly to designate January Blood Donor Awareness Month in Ohio.

Monday, January 8, 2018
Union City City Building
105 North Columbia Street, Union City, IN
2:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Sponsored by: Union City Lions Club
Open to the Community
Appointments Encouraged

Monday, January 8, 2018
Faith United Methodist Church
101 East South Street, Arcanum
3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Open to the Community
Appointments Encouraged!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Greenville Church of the Brethren
421 Central Ave., Greenville
12:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Sponsored by: Greater Greenville Ministerial Association
Open to the Community
Appointments Encouraged!

Friday, January 12, 208
Franklin Monroe High School
8691 Oakes Road, Pitsburg
8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Sponsored by: Franklin Monroe High School National Honor Society
Open to the Community
Appointments Encouraged!

New Hours for 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Versailles K of C Hall
8440 St. Rt. 47, Versailles, Ohio
12:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Sponsored by: Versailles Knights of Columbus 
Open to the Community
Appointments Encouraged!

CBC will focus in the New Year on calling for young people to become the “next generation of donors” and asking new and current donors to help CBC meet the challenges of the future by becoming apheresis donors.
Learn more at

Connect with Community Blood Center for the latest information and services at Get fast and complete answers on how to make your first donation, organize a blood drive, or bring our education program to your school. Get all the updates in the CBC/CTS newsroom, find quick links to our social media pages, or schedule your next appointment to donate by connecting to

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 or at CBC branch & 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 are invited to email or call 1(800)388-GIVE. Make an appointment at

Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services® is an independent, not-for-profit organization.  Community Blood Center provides blood products to 25 hospitals and health centers within a 15-county service area in the Miami (Ohio) and Whitewater (Indiana) Valleys.  For more information about Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services®, visit

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