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Community Blood Center Of Dayton Signals Need For Type O Blood

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Community Blood Center

The Community Blood Center (CBC) in Dayton says they are in desperate need of Type O blood.

Mark Pompilio with the CBC says, despite the weather, they have mobile blood units out this week that people can get to.

“With the caveat that we know that in some situations the roads are rough today," he says. "So, people have to be safe, make a careful choice and decision, and if they can't donate today to try to get in to see us at a mobile blood drive or down at the data center."

The CBC says blood supplies have taken a hit throughout the pandemic, especially as local high schools have been cancelling drives.

You can get more information at DonorTime.com. This week's Mobile Blood Drives - provided by the CBC:

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Aley United Methodist Church - 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 4143 Kemp Road, Beavercreek.

LifeSpring Church - 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 5600 US Hwy. 27, Richmond.

Reid Health-Connersville - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1941 Virginia Ave., Connersville.

St. Michael's Hall - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 33 Elm St., Fort Loramie.

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Ansonia High School - 8 a.m. to 12 noon in the Tiger Athletic Field House, 600 East Canal St.

Atrium Medical Center - 12 noon to 6 p.m. in the Professional Building fifth floor auditorium, 1 Medical Center Drive, Middletown.

The Champaign County Community Center - 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. at 1512 South US Hwy. 68, Urbana.

Hamilton Municipal Building - 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 345 High St.

Whitewater Valley Rehabilitation - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 2102 North Park Road, Connersville.

Thursday, Feb. 18

Bradford High School - 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 750 Railroad Ave., Bradford.

Springboro Christian Church - 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 720 South Main St., Springboro.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church - 12 noon to 6:30 p.m. at 212 S. Front St., Hamilton.

Friday, Feb. 19

Dayton Community Blood Center ‘Donor Year’ Blood Drive – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 349 S. Main St., Dayton – Free Kroger $10 gift card.

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