Coronavirus: Blood center facing ‘critical shortage’ of type O positive blood

CBC in critical need of type O positive blood

DAYTON — The Community Blood Center, based in Dayton, said they are in a “critical need” for type O positive blood as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hamper all blood drive donations, an organizational spokesperson said Monday.

“The short supply is related to high usage, but also to collections limited by smaller blood drives and fewer first-time donors,” the spokesperson said in a media release.

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Type O positive is considered the most common blood type, the spokesperson said.

To encourage donations, anyone who donates Thursday, Oct. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Dayton CBC Donation center will receive a $10 Kroger gift card.

The Dayton CBC is also hosting a “McFriday’s Blood Drive” on Friday where everyone donates will also receive for any McDonald’s sandwich.

Donors must make an appointment at or call (937) 461-3220.