Get wild about saving lives

‘Wild About Alaska Adventure for Two’ Summer Blood Drive logo.

‘Wild About Alaska Adventure for Two’ Summer Blood Drive logo.

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DAYTON — Do something wild this summer. Exploring Alaska is a must on your bucket list, and in your wildest dreams nothing can top saving a life.

The Community Blood Center “Wild About Alaska Adventure for Two” Summer Blood Drive began Monday, May 2. Anyone who registers to give blood May 2 the through Sept. 3 will get the chance to save lives and perhaps win the adventure of a lifetime.

A custom-designed Alaskan vacation for two is the grand prize in the ‘Wild About Alaska’ campaign. It includes air travel to Alaska, deluxe accommodations during your week-long stay, and options that may include cruise and land travel combinations. The vacation is for the winning donor and a travel companion.

Everyone age 18 and older who registers to donate with CBC from May 2 through Sept. 3 will be automatically entered in the drawing to win the Alaska vacation for two. Eligible donors can enter the drawing a second time when they register for a second donation during the blood drive period. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at

‘Double Klondike Run’ kick-off

The summer blood drive kicks off with a ‘Double Klondike Run’ celebration of free Klondike ice cream bars and candy for everyone who registers to donate at the Dayton CBC or Springfield CBC Donor Centers Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6.

Donors can enjoy a Klondike bar in the Donor Café and take home a Klondike candy treat as a reminder to enter the “Wild About Alaska” drawing twice by donating blood a second time during the summer.

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Connect with Community Blood Center for the latest information and services at Get fast and complete answers on how to make your first donation, organize a blood drive, or bring our education program to your school. Get all the updates in the CBC/CTS newsroom, find quick links to our social media pages, or schedule your next appointment to donate by connecting to

Blood donation requirements: Donors are required to provide a photo ID that includes their full name. Past CBC donors are also asked to bring their CBC donor ID card. Donors must be at least 16 years of age (16 years old with parental consent: form available at or at CBC branch & blood drive locations), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be in good physical health. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email [email protected] or call 1(800)388-GIVE. Make an appointment at

Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services® is an independent, not-for-profit organization. Community Blood Center provides blood products to 24 hospitals within a 15-county service area in the Miami (Ohio) and Whitewater (Indiana) Valleys. For more information about Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services®, visit

‘Wild About Alaska Adventure for Two’ Summer Blood Drive logo.‘Wild About Alaska Adventure for Two’ Summer Blood Drive logo. Photo submitted
‘Wild about Alaska Adventure for Two’ blood drive under way

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