Blood Drive! Fight Against Cancer

The West Carrollton YMCA will host a community blood drive Monday, Oct. 26 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m at 900 S. Alex Road, West Carrollton to help meet the urgent need for blood in the final week of the “Wake Up and Donate” campaign.

Donors must make an appointment at http://bit.ly/WCWakeUpDonate2020 or by calling (937) 461-3220.

Donors have until Oct. 31 to register to donate and be automatically entered in the “Wake Up & Donate” drawing to win a Sleep Number bed. They can also choose the “Wake Up It’s Time to Support the Fight” t-shirt honoring October Breast Cancer Awareness Month or a previous t-shirt from the “Wake Up & Donate” campaign.

Demand continues for type O positive blood. It is the most common blood type and usage is consistently high. But the shortage is related specifically to collections limited by smaller blood drives and fewer first-time donors.