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Community Blood Centers
February Blood Drives for the Darke County area

DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – Darke County area blood drive sponsors are partnering with Community Blood Center to host community blood drives throughout Darke County.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Blood Donor” knit beanie as a warm thank-you gift.  Schedule an appointment online at or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

The cozy knit beanie is dark charcoal with “Blood Donor” in a blue-striped band and topped off with a speckled gray pom-pom.  It’s free to everyone who registers to donate with CBC now through Feb. 24 at a CBC Donor Center or most CBC mobile blood drives. 


With the cold winter and severe flu season, CBC has been especially cautious about maintaining the regional blood supply. If you must miss an appointment to donate please reschedule as soon as possible.

CBC is also focusing on recruiting more 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.

CBC is calling on 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.

Monday, February 12, 2018
Bradford High School
750 Railroad Ave., Bradford
3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Sponsored By: Bradford HS
Open to the Community
Appointments Encouraged!

A Gift from the Flower Patch
Everyone who registers to donate blood, at this blood drive,
will receive a free carnation courtesy of the Flower Patch
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Greenville Church of the Brethren
421 Central Ave., Greenville
12:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Sponsored by: Zechar Bailey Funeral Homes
Open to the Community
Appointments Encouraged!

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Tri-Village Rescue
320 North Main, New Madison
8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Sponsored by: Tri-Village Rescue
Open to the Community
Appointments Encouraged!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Ansonia High School
High School Gym
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sponsored by Ansonia High School FFA
Open to the Community, Students, Staff, & Faculty

Saturday, February 24, 2018
North Star Community Center
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sponsored by: North Star American Legion Auxiliary
Open to the Community
Appointments Encouraged!

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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