SABINA — The SRWW Joint Fire District will sponsor a community blood drive on Monday, Oct. 5 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the training rooms, 179 South Jackson Street in Sabina to honor October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to help meet the critical need for blood.

Donors must make an appointment at or by calling 937-461-3220.

Everyone who registers to donate will receive the new “Wake Up It’s Time to Support the Fight” T-shirt honoring October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, or can choose either the “Wake Up & Give” or “Time to Save a Life” T-shirt from earlier in the “Wake Up & Donate” campaign.

Donors will also be automatically entered in the “Wake Up & Donate” drawing to win a custom Sleep Number bed.

Fall is a vital time to donate

“Cancer is not cancelled” by COVID-19. Blood component transfusions are vitally important for the treatment of leukemia and lymphoma patients. October is the traditional time to remember that blood products are especially important for those fighting breast cancer and all forms of the disease.

Community Blood Center (CBC) in Dayton continues to see cancelled blood drives and frequent blood shortages. Many businesses and organizations cannot host blood drives due to continued COVID-19 related interruptions. High schools with remote learning have cancelled blood drives, and high school blood drives still scheduled are at reduced capacity.

Seeking COVID survivors

CBC is seeking COVID-19 survivors to become “Crisis Warriors” by donating their antibody-rich plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. CCP donors will receive the “COVID-19 Crisis Warrior” T-shirt. Learn more and register to donate CCP at or call 937-461-3220.

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.

Also, donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 years old with parental consent: form available at or at CBC branch and blood drive locations), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds (you may have to weigh more, depending on your height), 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 23 hospitals and health centers 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 photo

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