•Golay Community Center will play host to a community blood drive Saturday, April 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at 1007 E. Main St., Cambridge City. Make an appointment to donate to reduce wait time at the blood drive and promote social distancing. Go to www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.
• Cambridge City Family Health Partners is working with Versiti to organize a blood drive from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, April 13, at a bloodmobile across the street from Hometown Media Group, 26 W. Church St.
Appointments Appointments Appointments are strongly encouraged.
Donors should eat and hydrate before donating. Photo ID is required. Questions of eligibility can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Reid Health Connersville will host its first Community Blood Center blood drive Tuesday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Atrium, 1941 Virginia Ave., Connersville.
Reid Health acquired the assets of the former Fayette Regional hospital in 2019. Director of Laboratory Services Chuck McGill coordinates all Reid Health Richmond blood drives and will oversee the Reid Health Connersville blood drives.
“Community Blood Center will now be supplying the needed blood and blood products to Connersville and Fayette County residents,” he said.
Community Blood Center is strongly advising donors to make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220 to allow for orderly and safe social distancing at blood drives and efficient blood collection.
Reid Health staff members will be pre-screening donors at the hospital entrance, asking a series of question about their travel, health, and contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19. CBC is relying on donors to maintain the blood supply as the community acts to halt the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.
CBC is emphasizing it is safe to donate. Blood drives are an essential activity and eligible donors are free to leave their homes to donate.
CBC must continue to supply red cells, platelets and plasma to its regional hospitals. Red cells are frequently needed in surgeries and emergencies. Automated donations of platelets and plasma are critical for the treatment of cancer, trauma, transplant, and burn patients.
To find out more, talk to a CBC specialist at (937) 461-3220.
The American Red Cross has two blood drives scheduled in Richmond during April to help meet this shortage. One is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, at Central United Methodist Church. The other is scheduled for Sunday, April 26, at First English Lutheran.
To schedule an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org and enter the zip code of 47374.