DAYTON — The Northmont community will support the Community Blood Center “Wild About Alaska Adventure for Two” Summer Blood Drive campaign by sponsoring a blood drive Monday, May 16 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Northmont Middle School cafeteria, 4810 West National Road, Clayton. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.
Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “We’re Wild About Blood Donors” T-shirt, and will be entered in the drawing to win a custom-designed Alaska vacation for two.
The grand prize 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.
Summer is an important time to donate.
Late spring and summer is a time when high schools on summer break, family vacations and outdoor activities can disrupt donation schedules and challenge the regional blood supply.
In addition, CBC is taking cautions against the Zika virus. Potential donors who have traveled to Zika endemic areas in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central or South America are deferred from donating for 28 days. The restriction is expected to decrease the number of eligible donors by approximately 2.25 percent.
Learn more at www.GivingBlood.org
Connect with Community Blood Center for the latest information and services at www.GivingBlood.org. 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 www.DonorTime.com.
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 www.givingblood.org 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@example.com or call 1(800)388-GIVE. Make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.