Press Release



(courtesy Community Blood Drive PR)

Donors are eligible to win one of several pairs of Eldora tickets up for grabs

DAYTON, Ohio – Tickets to the Kings Royal and other races at the Eldora Speedway are up for grabs at the annual Eldora Ballroom Blood Drive Thursday, June 21 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 13929 State Route 118, New Weston. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

Everyone who registers to donate can enter the grand prize drawing for a pair of tickets to the 35th annual Kings Royal on Saturday, July 14. There will be additional door prize drawings for select races. Everyone who registers to give blood will also receive the patriotic “Earn Your Stars and Stripes – Donate Blood” t-shirt.

Everyone 18 and older will be automatically entered in the Community Blood Center “Build a Better Blood Supply Summer Blood Drive” drawing to win a $5,000 home improvement gift card.

The “Earn Your Stars and Stripes” t-shirt is bright blue with white lettering and the red CBC blood drop logo.  It’s free to everyone who registers to donate from June 11 through July 21 at a CBC Donor Center or most CBC mobile blood drives.


Community Blood Center is counting on blood donors and their “Do it yourself” spirit to help build a better blood supply this summer.

Summer is a time of no high school blood drives, family vacation travel, and increased outdoor activities.  All this can disrupt donation schedules and impact supply. If you must miss an appointment to donate please reschedule when you can.

OH Earn Your Stars and Stripes

Everyone who registers to donate blood from May 29 through Sept. 1 at a CBC Donor Center or a CBC mobile blood drive will be automatically entered in the “Build a Better Blood Supply Summer Blood Drive” drawing to win a $5,000 home improvement gift card.  Donors must be 18 by the end of the campaign period to win.

Eligible donors can enter the drawing a second time when they register for a second donation during the blood drive period.  CBC will announce the winner in September.  Official rules are available at

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Connect with Community Blood Center for the latest information and services at Get fast and complete answers on how to make your first donation, organize a blood drive, or bring our education program to your school. Get all the updates in the CBC/CTS newsroom, find quick links to our social media pages, or schedule your next appointment to donate by connecting to

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 17 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 (you may have to weigh more, depending on your height), 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 25 hospitals and health centers 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