EATON — The Eaton Church of the Brethren will celebrate spring and everything Irish by hosting a community blood drive Thursday, March 23, from 1-7 p.m. in the social hall, 813 Camden Road.
Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Kiss Me – I Donate Blood” St. Patrick’s Day t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.
Donors chose the bright green “Kiss Me – I Donate Blood” design for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day t-shirt in a CBC Facebook page (facebook.com/communitybldcenter) survey and through email balloting. It features a green lipstick kiss mark and the CBC blood drop logo inside a shamrock. The special edition t-shirt is free to everyone who registers to donate at a CBC Donor Center or most CBC mobile blood drives from Monday, Feb. 27 through Saturday, March 25.
Community Blood Center is now testing blood donations for the Zika virus and is no longer deferring donors for travel to Zika endemic areas. By consenting to give blood, donors are agreeing to participate in a research study to help develop better testing systems to protect the blood supply.
Learn more at www.GivingBlood.org.