News Releases


March 16, 2020

DAYTON, Ohio - Community Blood Center is calling on donors and blood drive sponsors to help avert a regional blood shortage as the community acts to halt the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. Emergency measures have begun with the "Donor Strong" blood drive campaign now underway at the Dayton CBC Donor Center.  

CBC is asking eligible members of the community to donate blood and urging blood drive sponsors to keep the blood drives they have scheduled. Make an appointment to donate at or call (937) 461-3220.


Everyone who registers to donate Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 22 at the CBC Donor Center, 349 South Main St. will receive a free Kings Island ticket or free Cinemark movie ticket, plus the current donor gift of "Spring into Giving" socks.


Beginning Sunday, March 22 the Dayton CBC Donor Center will be open on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

DAYTON DONOR CENTER HOURS:  Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Strong donor support over the weekend helped strengthen the blood supply. On Saturday, March 14 the Dayton CBC totaled 95 whole blood, platelet and plasma donors. The Couchman mobile blood drive in Bellefontaine totaled 74 donors and the Cooper Newton Memorial mobile blood drive in Richmond totaled 38 donors.  CBC's hospital inventory remains at 5-to-11 day supply across blood types.

Week of March 16 Community Blood Drives:

March 16

Versailles Knights of Columbus, 8440 St. Rt. 47 Versailles OH 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Father Paul Vieson Center, 205 West Lake Ave. New Carlisle OH 1 pm - 7 pm

St. Brigid Catholic Church, 312 Fairground Road Xenia OH 3 pm - 7 pm


March 17

Reid Health, 1100 Reid Parkway Richmond IN 7:30 am - 6:30 pm

Alvetro Orthodontics, 1102 Fairington Drive Sidney OH 2 pm - 6 pm


March 18

Atrium Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Middletown OH 12 pm - 6 pm

Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 West Main St. Troy OH 1 pm - 7 pm


March 19

Blanchester Church of Christ, 922 Cherry St. Blanchester OH 3 pm - 7 pm


March 21

Lebanon Presbyterian Church, 123 North East St. Lebanon OH 7:30 am - 1 pm

Bellefontaine Moose Lodge, 2563 912 S. Detroit St. Bellefontaine OH 8 am - 12 pm

Do not be afraid to donate!

  • The blood supply is safe, and it is safe to donate.

  • Donors must be in good health. People with any cough or cold symptoms should not come to a blood drive.

  • There are no reported cases of coronavirus transmission through blood transfusion.

  • CBC is increasing hygienic and sanitary procedures.

  • Blood drives are not mass gatherings. They are controlled events with infection safeguards to protect donors, staff, and blood products.

  • Make an appointment online at or call (937) 461-3220.