October 21, 2020

DAYTON, Ohio - Donors can help Community Blood Center overcome critical challenges to the blood supply by supporting the McFriday Blood Drive Friday, Oct. 23 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dayton CBC Donation Center, 349 S. Main St.

Everyone who registered to donate will receive a free coupon for any McDonald's sandwich. Dayton McDonald's Operator Debbie Wright is sponsoring the McFriday Blood Drives every Friday in October. Donors must make an appointment at or call (937) 461-3220.

Registered donors also receive the "Wake Up It's Time to Support the Fight" t-shirt honoring October Breast Cancer Awareness Month or can choose a t-shirt design from earlier in the "Wake Up & Donate Sleep Number Bed Blood Drive" campaign.  Oct. 31 is the final day to enter the drawing to win a Sleep Number bed, sponsored exclusively by Sleep Number, by registering to donate.

Type O blood remains in high demand, and in short supply. The shortage is related specifically to collections limited by smaller blood drives and fewer first-time donors. Many businesses, organizations and high schools have cancelled blood drives due to COVID-19 restrictions or are hosting blood drives at reduced capacity.

Hospital usage of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) has surged and CBC is calling on CCP donors to "Fight, Heal, & Give." The antibody-rich plasma from those who have recovered from COVID-19 is vital for the treatment of coronavirus patients. CCP donors will receive the "COVID-19 Crisis Warrior" t-shirt.  Learn more and register to donate CCP at or call (937) 461-3220.