March 27, 2020

DAYTON, Ohio - Safeguards against CLOVID-19 have cancelled any large gatherings, but faith communities are finding ways to help with acts of kindness.  This includes blood drives Saturday, March 28 at Fairhaven Church and St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Centerville and St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Kettering. Make an appointment to donate at or call (937) 461-3220.

Family and friends of former Moraine Mayor Bob Rosencrans will sponsor the 10th annual Bob Rosencrans Memorial Blood Drive, Saturday, March 28 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dayton Community Blood Center, 349 South Main St.

Bob Rosencrans was a dedicated public servant with more than 70 lifetime blood donations.  He was 61 and serving his second term as Moraine mayor in 2010 when he was killed in a car accident.  The family has sponsored the blood drive in his memory since 2011.

The 10th annual observance won't be the traditional life celebration with the family gathering and providing cupcakes to donors, due to social distancing constraints at blood drives. His daughter Megan Rosencrans has asked family and friends to join her in donating Saturday. "We're letting them know how dire the need is right now with so many drives cancelled," she said.


After March 26 collections CBC's hospital inventory is averaging a 7-day supply. Low: Type AB-negative 5 days, AB-positive 5 days, and O-positive 6 days.

March 26 collections: The Dayton CBC Donor Center totaled 88 donors with 52 red cell units collected and 19 platelet and plasma. In mobile activity the Tipp City United Methodist Church blood drive totaled 78 donors; Fairfield Fire Department totaled 32 donors and Miller Valentine Group totaled 7 donors. Whole blood donors totaled 186 at all locations.

Blood Drive Cancellations: 58

Projected Units Lost: 2,400


Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday, March 27

Franklin Monroe High School Cancelled

Piqua High School Cancelled

Badin High School Cancelled

Saturday, March 28

10th Annual Moraine Mayor Bob Rosencrans Memorial Blood Drive, Dayton CBC, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Fairhaven Church, 637 East Whipp Road, Centerville OH 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 6245 Wilmington Pike, Centerville OH 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 4500 Ackerman Blvd., Kettering OH 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Week of March 30 Blood Drives

Monday, March 30

Sibcy Cline Realtors - Lebanon 103, Oregonia Road, Lebanon OH 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Peace Lutheran Church, 3530 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek OH 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Greenville Grace Church, 4805 State Route 49, Greenville OH 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 31

Covenant Presbyterian Church, 415 North Main St., Springboro OH 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Fort Hamilton Hospital, 630 Eaton Ave., Hamilton OH 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Centerville Christian Church, 111 North Morton St., Centerville IN 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 1

New Testament Church of Christ, 752 West Main St., Hagerstown IN 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Village of Enon, 363 East Main St., Enon OH 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 2

Preble County YMCA, 450 Washington Jackson Road, Eaton OH 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 4

Waynesville Masonic Lodge, 1351 Lytle Road, Waynesville OH 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Oakwood Community Center, 105 Patterson Road, Oakwood OH 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5550 Munger Road, Dayton OH 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Do not be afraid to donate!

  • The blood supply is safe, and it is safe to donate.

  • Donors must be in good health. People with any cough or cold symptoms should not come to a blood drive. Take your temperature before coming to a blood drive.

  • There are no reported cases of coronavirus transmission through blood transfusion.

  • CBC is increasing hygienic and sanitary procedures.

  • Blood drives are an essential activity for public health. They are controlled events with infection safeguards to protect donors, staff, and blood products.

  • Make an appointment online at or call (937) 461-3220.