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April 17, 2019

DAYTON, Ohio - Community Blood Center is challenging donors to demonstrate their courage, commitment and compassion by donating from spring to fall in the "Lifesaving Adventure Blood Drive."

Everyone who registers to donate with CBC from April 29 through Nov. 2 will be automatically entered in the grand prize drawing to win a custom YETI Adventure Package. It features a YETI Tundra Cooler, plus 27 genuine YETI accessories including a pair of Base Camp chairs.

"We're calling the blood drive a 'Lifesaving Adventure to Help Fight Cancer,'"said CBC Donor Relations Director Tracy Morgan. "It takes courage, commitment, and compassion to be a dedicated blood donor. Those qualities will be the theme of three distinct t-shirt designs we will offer to donors during the campaign and we are challenging donors to collect all three."

Donors can find mobile blood drives and schedule an appointment to donate online at or call 1-800-388-4483.

The campaign begins with the "My Courage Defines Me - I Donate Blood" t-shirt.  It's free to everyone who registers to donate with CBC from April 29 through June 29.  The "My Commitment Defines Me" t-shirt will follow July 1 through Aug. 31. 

The campaign will conclude with the "My Compassion Defines Me - I Donate Blood to Fight Cancer," available Sept. 3 through Nov. 2. It will feature a pink ribbon for September Blood Cancer Awareness Month and October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

CBC began 2019 with the inaugural January Ohio Blood Donor Awareness Month and the goal of recruiting a new generation of whole blood, platelet and plasma donors. Donors now have more opportunities to donate platelets and plasma at an increasing number of community blood drives.

Platelets form clots to stop bleeding. They help cancer, trauma, burn, and transplant patients. Plasma carries nutrients, blood components, and clotting factors throughout the body. It helps trauma patients and people with chronic illnesses. New platelet and plasma donors are in high demand, especially those with blood types A, AB, or B positive.

Find out more at or talk to an apheresis specialist at (937) 461-3220.