Wednesday, September 5, 2012



DAYTON, Ohio – Community Blood Center (CBC) is notifying the Top 10 Finalists in the “iFocus on Saving Lives” summer blood drive campaign to win a 2012 Ford Focus. A computer randomly chose 10 names from all who registered to donate blood at a CBC branch or mobile blood drive from May 29 through Sept. 1.

The finalists must agree to the contest rules and attend the winner announcement event 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at the downtown Dayton CBC. At the event finalists will each select a sealed envelope. One envelope will contain the “golden ticket” signifying the winner of the 2012 Ford Focus. The “iFocus on Saving Lives” Ford Focus giveaway campaign is sponsored by Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln in Greenville and REACH Magazine.

Technology is making it faster and more convenient than ever to schedule your next blood donation. Just use your computer or smart phone to make an appointment online at You can also schedule your next appointment using your mobile device to scan the DonorTime QR code.

Blood donation requirements: Donors are required to provide a photo ID that includes their full name. Past CBC donors are also asked to bring their CBC donor ID card. Donors must be at least 16 years of age (16 years old with parental consent: form available at or at CBC branch & blood drive locations), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be in good physical health. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email or call 1(800)388-GIVE. Make an appointment at

Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services® is an independent, not-for-profit organization. Community Blood Center provides blood products to 24 hospitals within a 15-county service area in the Miami (Ohio) and Whitewater (Indiana) Valleys. For more information about Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services®, visit

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