August 18, 2020

DAYTON, Ohio - Community Blood Center will thank donors for boosting the weekend blood supply with "Movie Ticket Day" Friday, Aug. 21 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dayton CBC Donation Center, 349 S. Main St.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free Cinemark movie ticket voucher, the new "Blood Donor" face mask, and the "Time to Save a Life" t-shirt.

Donors must make an appointment and wear a face mask. Schedule your donation at www.DonorTime.comor call (937) 461-3220.  The movie ticket voucher is good for one admission at any Cinemark theater.

CBC depends on Friday blood collections to keep area hospitals adequately supplied through the weekend.   There are fewer mobile blood drives on Friday and Saturday and no blood collections on Sunday.

More than 150 donors supported the Friday, Aug. 14 "Uber Eats Blood Drive" at the Dayton CBC.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact summer blood collections. CBC is operating with fewer business blood drives and limitations on community blood drives, while also facing higher summer usage.  High school blood drives remain uncertain as schools re-open with a mixture of virtual and in-person class schedules.

CBC is also asking more COVID-19 survivors to consider donating their antibody-rich plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The CBC COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) program is now accepting donors who have tested positive by blood test for COVID-19 antibodies. Learn more and register to donate CCP at or call (937) 461-3220.