September 28, 2020

DAYTON, Ohio - Dayton area McDonald's will sponsor blood drives every Friday in October at the Dayton Community Blood Center to help meet the critical need for blood during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to emphasize the distinct demand for blood to treat cancer patients.

The first "McDonald's October McFriday Blood Drive" is Friday, Oct. 2 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dayton CBC Donation Center, 349 South Main St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive one free coupon for any McDonald's sandwich, sponsored by Dayton McDonald's Operator Debbie Wright.  Donors must make an appointment at or by calling (937) 461-3220.

Donors will also receive the "Wake Up It's Time to Support the Fight" t-shirt honoring October Breast Cancer Awareness Month or can chose the "Wake Up & Give" or "Time to Save a Life" t-shirt from earlier in the "Wake Up & Donate" campaign.

Registered donors will also be automatically entered in the "Wake Up & Donate" drawing to win a custom comfort Sleep Number bed.  The final day to enter the drawing by registering to donate is Oct. 31.


  • "Cancer is not cancelled" by COVID-19. Blood component transfusions are vitally important for the treatment of leukemia and lymphoma patients. October is the traditional time to remember that blood products are especially important for those fighting breast cancer and all forms of the disease.

  • CBC continues to see cancelled blood drives and frequent blood shortages. Many businesses and organizations cannot host blood drives due to continued COVID-19 related interruptions.  High schools with remote learning have cancelled blood drives, and high school blood drives still scheduled are at reduced capacity.

  • CBC is seeking COVID-19 survivors to become "Crisis Warriors" by donating their antibody-rich plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 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.