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August 1, 2022

DAYTON, Ohio - August is an important month to donate. Community Blood Center must overcome a low blood supply and the current critical need for type O blood. Help save lives in August and you'll get a chance to "Pick Your Prize" in the new month-long donor appreciation campaign

Make an appointment to donate at, call (937) 461-3220, or use the new Donor Time app.

Everyone who registers to donate Aug. 1 through Aug. 27 at any CBC blood drive or the Dayton CBC Donation Center will be entered in the weekly "Pick Your Prize" drawings for a PlayStation 5, a Solo Stove, a YETI Hopper Backpack Cooler, or a Ring Video Doorbell Pro. Each weekly winner will get to choose from the same four prizes.

Help refuel the blood supply and get a $10 gas card free when you register to donate at Fueling Up Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5-6 at the Dayton CBC Donation Center, 349 South Main St. All registered donors also receive the "Hit a Double" insulated beverage bottle.

August is traditionally a challenging month for maintaining the blood supply because of final summer travel and back-to-school preparations. Adding to the challenge is the high demand for type O blood.

CBC has new online tools to help donors save time while helping save lives. Download the new "Donor Time App" from any app store and use it to find blood drives and make an appointment to donate.

Donors can also use "DonorXPress" to complete the donor questionnaire before they arrive for their blood donation. Find DonorXPress on the Donor Time App or at