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BLOOD SUPPLY BRACES FOR WINTER STORM IMPACT

February 2, 2022

DAYTON, Ohio - Blood drives are cancelling in advance of the winter storm predicted to arrive Thursday across the region and Community Blood Center is bracing for more impact on the blood supply.

All but two mobile blood drives scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 3 have cancelled representing the loss of 200 units of blood. Though some hope to operate, more cancellations are anticipated Thursday and Friday.

"We've essentially lost an entire day's worth of collection due to cancellations before the storm has even arrived," said CBC Vice President of Donor Services Tracy Morgan. "We are counting on our donors to help us, we have to. But we also want them to use caution."

The Dayton CBC Donation Center will remain open. It will operate Thursday with regular hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday with regular hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Dayton CBC Donation Center will extend Saturday, Feb. 5 hours from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone who registers to donate Saturday at the Dayton CBC will receive a Kroger $10 gift card in addition to the "Counting on You in 2022" long-sleeve t-shirt. Make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.

Type O negative blood is currently in low supply and CBC anticipates short supply of other blood types and platelets.  CBC is asking community members to donate if they can safely travel to a mobile blood drive or the Dayton CBC. If travel is unsafe, please reschedule and donate as soon as conditions improve.