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FAIRBORN — Community Blood Center (CBC) is reminding donors about the challenge of maintaining the blood supply during the heart of winter with the “Blood Donor - Every Drop Counts” speckled campfire mug. It’s free to anyone who registers to donate at the City of Fairborn blood drive from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12.

The CBC Bloodmobile will be at the City of Fairborn Government Center, 44 West Hebble Ave. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.

The stout, ceramic mug is crème-colored with black speckles and molded in a campfire design. It features the slogan “Blood Donor – Every Drop Counts” in bold red letters and includes the CBC blood drop logo. The mug is a gift to everyone who registers to donate through Saturday, Feb. 22 at any CBC Donor Center or most CBC mobile blood drives.

“Every drop counts” when maintaining the community blood supply, especially during the challenging winter months. CBC asks donors to keep appointments to donate if possible, but please do not put yourself at risk if you feel uncomfortable about driving on snowy roads or going outdoors in extreme cold. The demand for blood donations never takes a snow day, so CBC reminds donors that if you miss a chance to donate, please reschedule when the weather improves.

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.

Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services is an independent, not-for-profit organization. Community Blood Center provides blood products to 24 hospitals 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 www.givingblood.org.

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