WILMINGTON – CMH Regional Health System will sponsor the monthly Wilmington community blood drive Wednesday, July 8 from noon to 6:30 p.m. in the Wilmington High School gym, 300 Richardson Place.
Donors must make an appointment and wear a face mask. Schedule your donation at www.DonorTime.com or call 937-461-3220.
Community Blood Center says the week after the July 4th holiday is an important time to replenish the blood supply. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the new “It’s Time to Save A Life” t-shirt and the free Hero face mask.
Blood donations are in demand as hospitals return to pre-COVID-19 usage and the blood supply faces the additional challenges of summer vacation travel, no high school blood drives, and increases in accidents and trauma cases.
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 17 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 (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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-388-GIVE. Make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.