News Releases


November 20, 2020

DAYTON, Ohio - Community Blood Center is asking donors to keep the blood supply strong through the Thanksgiving holiday week by supporting the "Thanks for Giving Blood Drive" Monday, Nov. 23 through Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Dayton CBC Donor Center, 349 S. Main St.  

Maintaining the blood supply is a challenge because CBC is closed for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26 and mobile blood drive activity is limited. Everyone who registers to donate at the Dayton CBC will receive a $10 Kroger gift card, "Together We Give" face mask and Blood Donor scarf.   Make an appointment at or call (937) 461-3220.

 Giving Blood is Essential:

Community Blood Center is reminding the public that donating blood and holding blood drives are essential activities to the public health and are exempt from the "Stay at Home Health Advisory" issued by the Montgomery County Board of Health.

Crisis Warriors Needed:

CBC is making an urgent plea for COVID-19 survivors to donate COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma for the treatment of critically ill coronavirus patients. All registered CCP donors receive a $25 Kroger gift card and the "COVID-19 Crisis Warrior" t-shirt. Potential CCP donors must have tested positive for COVID-19 by the RNA swab test or antibody blood test and must be free of all symptoms for 14 days. First-time convalescent plasma donors must have proof of positive test and should register at or call (937) 461-3220. If you have previously donated convalescent plasma with CBC please make an appointment at or call (937) 461-3220.

 Donate COVID-19 Plasma on Sundays:

To expand capacity for convalescent plasma donations CBC is now scheduling CCP donations on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dayton CBC Donation Center, 349 S. Main St. Because of the immediate need, CCP donors are now permitted to donate once per week.