Red Cross hosts multiple blood drives in the Miami Valley amid major shortage

MIAMI VALLEY — Multiple blood drives are happening starting today as the American Red Cross experiences its lowest post-summer level in at least six years.

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The blood and platelet donations are used for people battling cancer and other serious conditions, according to the American Red Cross.

The organization reporting having less than a day’s supply of certain blood types. They are especially in need of donations from people who have type O blood.

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Anyone can make an appointment to donate at the following upcoming blood drives:

Greene County

  • Oct. 17 at Xenia Church of Christ from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 20 at Fairfield Commons from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 20 at Fairborn Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Oct. 21 at Be Hope Church from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Champaign County

  • Oct. 19 at Evans-Purk Building from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 22 at Mechanicsburg High School from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Montgomery County

  • Oct. 26 at the Dayton Office, 370 West First Street, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Logan County

  • Oct. 25 at Belle Center United Methodist Church from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Anyone who donates in October will receive a link by email to claim a free Zaxby’s® Signature Sandwich reward or get a $5 dollar e-gift card to a merchant of their choice. Anyone who comes to give Oct. 11-31 will receive a bonus $5 dollar e-gift card to a merchant of their choice.