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Everyone who registers to donate blood at Fairborn's Aug. 27 event will receive a special edition “Celebrating 50 Years of Saving Lives” t-shirt as a tribute to Community Blood Center's (CBC) 50th anniversary. Submitted photo
Everyone who registers to donate blood at Fairborn's Aug. 27 event will receive a special edition “Celebrating 50 Years of Saving Lives” t-shirt as a tribute to Community Blood Center's (CBC) 50th anniversary. Submitted photo
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FAIRBORN – The City of Fairborn will sponsor a community blood drive from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. The CBC Bloodmobile will be at the Fairborn City Building, 44 West Hebble Ave. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.


The region’s first blood bank launched Sept. 14, 1964. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a special edition “Celebrating 50 Years of Saving Lives” T-shirt as a tribute to Community Blood Center’s (CBC) 50th anniversary.


The T-shirt features the “50 Years of Saving Lives” logo on a gold shield with a red and white stripe across a blue background. It’s free to everyone who registers to donate now through Sept. 30 at any CBC Donor Center and most CBC mobile blood drives.


CBC is also marking its milestone year with the special “Summer Cruze-In 2014 Blood Drive.” The grand prize Chevrolet Cruze is “champagne silver” as a toast to CBC’s 50th anniversary. Everyone age 18 and older who registers to donate at any CBC Donor Center or CBC mobile blood drive May 30 through Sept. 30 will be automatically entered in the drawing to win the 2014 Chevy Cruze.


CBC has extended its traditional summer blood drive campaign to four months and is also allowing eligible donors to enter the drawing a second time when they register for a second donation during the blood drive period. Official rules are available at www.givingblood.org.


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. 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 800-388-GIVE.


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