Local health officials say blood units are low and donations are required, Community Blood Center to host blood donation drive Wednesday

Dayton, Ohio – As a result of pandemic measures and the inability of health officials to properly hold blood donation events for an extended period of time, low blood unit supplies have been reported nationwide since the Covid-19 outbreak began.

In recent months, blood supply units have generally improved, although the current situation in many regions is still worse than it was prior to the outbreak.

The Community Blood Center will organize a blood donation event in Centerville on Wednesday in an effort to expand the blood unit supply, as local health officials continue to urge residents to donate blood more frequently due to the area’s low blood supply.

Community Blood Center officials stated that today’s event will be arranged in partnership with the Centerville Police Department.

As usual, the most needed blood type is 0 negative, as it can be used to give blood to everyone.

However, residents of all blood types are encouraged to attend this event or any other upcoming event, as the American Red Cross is running low on blood supplies.

In an effort to encourage more people to donate blood in the upcoming days, the Centerville Police Department went a step further and posted on its Facebook page that anyone who registers from now until August 27th to donate will be automatically entered in a chance to win four tickets to a Cincinnati Reds game as well as a Cole Swindell concert.

Wednesday’s blood donation event is set to start at 2 p.m. and will last until 6 p.m. The event will be hosted at the Centerville Police Department.

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