May 4, 2020

DAYTON, Ohio - Community Blood Center is anticipating the traditional increase in demand for blood donations during the summer months by launching the May 4 through Oct. 31 "Wake Up & Donate Blood Drive."

The campaign includes three special-edition donor t-shirts and a grand prize drawing for a Sleep Number bed.  The "Wake Up & Give" donor t-shirt debuts Monday, May 4 and continues through July 4. CBC is challenging eligible donors to collect all three t-shirt designs during the May 4 - Oct. 31 campaign.

"We don't know what the summer season will hold, but it is traditionally a challenging time for maintaining the blood supply," said CBC Donor Relations Director Tracy Morgan. "With the gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions, we anticipate a cautious return to more blood collection. Continuing the tradition of a summer blood drive is a way to show appreciation to our donors."

The "Wake Up & Donate" campaign comes with the opportunity to drift away on the bed of your dreams. Everyone who registers to donate May 4 through Oct. 31 will be automatically entered in the drawing to win a luxurious Sleep Number bed. Eligible donors can increase their chances of winning by entering the drawing up to three times.

Sleep Number's mattress design offers a unique combination of memory foam and air chambers with the power to make the bed firmer or softer at the touch of a button. Personalized comfort is adjustable on each side. Sleep Number claims, "You and your sleep partner will wake up refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to face whatever the day may bring."