The Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities will host a public blood drive on Wednesday at the Discovery Center from noon to 4 pm.
To encourage participation, the LCBDD is hosting a “Battle of the Badges” between the Bellefontaine Police Department, Bellefontaine Fire Department, and the Logan County Sheriff’s Office.
All donors will need to vote on their hometown hero between the three agencies with the winning agency receiving a trophy and bragging rights.
Donors will receive a free t-shirt and all donors over the age of 18 will be registered to win a new Harley-Davidson Road King. The LCBDD will also provide finger sandwiches, cookies, and juice to all donors.
Donors can call Blood Drive Coordinator Deb Morrison of the LCBDD Human Resource department with questions or to schedule an appointment at (937) 292-3011.
The Community Blood Center supplies area hospitals with blood donated by local donors. Mary Rutan Hospital is one of 24 area hospitals served by the Community Blood Center. To meet the needs of local hospitals the Community Blood Center needs to collect an average of 350 units of blood per day.
A picture ID with full name, such as a driver’s license, is necessary to have in order to donate. If participants have a CBC ID card, they should bring it with them. Donors should be in good health and eat their normal diet. It is suggested to drink lots of water the day before and the day of donation.
Donors must be at least 16 years of age. 16 year old donors must have parental consent, forms are available at www.givingblood.org or at CBC branch & blood drive locations, or donors can call Kathy Pleiman, Community Blood Centers Shelby & Logan County Representative at (937) 295-3100. Donors who are 17 or older do not require parental permission forms.