Thursday, March 28, 2013



Tax day is looming, your basketball bracket is busted, and the spring break getaway you’re dreaming of could break the bank. Community Blood Center (CBC) reminds you to take a breath, take your time, and keep on helping others with the “Keep Calm and Carry On Saving Lives” campaign.

The charcoal grey “Blood Donor – Keep Calm and Carry On – Saving Lives” t-shirt is free to everyone who registers to donate at any CBC branch and most CBC mobile blood drives now through Saturday, April 6.

Credit the Brits and their stiff upper lips for the t-shirt message. The British government created the original “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster in 1939 to boost morale during the beginning of the Second World War. The poster had only limited distribution and no public display. Since being rediscovered in 2000 the popularity of the motivational message has soared.

The t-shirt design includes the iconic Tudor crown and the classic lettering associated with the British Ministry of Information.

CBC encourages donors to “carry on” by boosting the blood supply during the challenging Easter holiday period. High schools will close for spring break, many workers will take spring vacations, and families will be traveling - all leading to disruptions in blood drive schedules and donations.

Plus when you register to donate at any Darke County blood drive scheduled Monday, April 1 through Friday, May 31 and you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a new Char-Broil four-burner propane/natural gas grill.

This special giveaway is sponsored by Lowe’s at 1550 Wagner Ave. in Greenville. The Char-Broil four-burner grill features the Surefire electronic ignition at each burner for a reliable start every time. It easily converts from liquid propane to natural gas, and features porcelain-coated cast iron grates. CBC reminds donors to schedule an appointment to give blood and support patients in need when you are able.
Scheduling your appointment is easy. Go on line to schedule your own appointment. You can also contact Dana Puterbaugh, Darke County - Account Representative @ 937-997-2199 / to schedule your appointment.

Please remember that appointments have priority and Walk –Ins are always welcome as the schedule permits. This just means that if you walk in and all appointments are filled at the time you come to the blood drive we will let you know when the next available appointment is and you have the choice to either wait or come back at the time that is available.

Please always allow 45 minutes to 1 hour to get through the entire process, even if you have an appointment.

Friday, April 5, 2013
Franklin Monroe High School
8691 Oakes Road, Pitsburg
Sponsored by: Franklin Monroe High School National Honor Society
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Open to the Students, Faculty, and Community
Students receive special High School T-Shirts!
Appointments Encouraged!

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