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FAIRBORN — America relies on a strong blood supply and Community Blood Center (CBC) is honoring volunteer blood donors as patriots with the “Honor. Duty. Donor. Find the Hero in You” American flag t-shirt. It’s free to everyone who registers to donate at the St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, May 10 in the church Fellowship Hall, 1501 North Broad St. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.

The “Honor. Duty. Donor. Find the Hero in You” t-shirt arrives in May, the month when the country celebrates Memorial Day to remember all those who died while serving in the armed forces. The American flag t-shirt is a donor gift to everyone who registers to donate May 5 through June 14 at any CBC Donor Center and most CBC mobile blood drives.

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, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, 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 canidonate@cbccts.org or call 1(800)388-GIVE. Make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.

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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