United Way is partnering with Community Blood Center and Union Station to host regularly scheduled blood drives in Logan County. Blood collected through these drives will service hospitals in a 15-county region, including Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
The blood drives will all occur in the parking lot of Union Station (613 Hamilton Street, Bellefontaine) on the following dates:
- COMMUNITY CARE DAY - Friday August 25 - 8:00 a.m. to Noon at Bellefontaine Grace Church (2220 S. Main St.)
- Friday November 3 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Union Station - 613 Hamilton Street, Bellefontaine
- Friday December 29 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Union Station - 613 Hamilton Street, Bellefontaine
Blood donors are encouraged to make an appointment. Walk-ins are accepted as space allows.
Each day, Community Blood Services schedules up to seven mobile blood drives (indoor and bloodmobile) are scheduled throughout the CBC service area.
At least 250 pints of whole blood must be collected daily from volunteer donors to supply hospitals and sufficiently meet patient transfusion needs. The annual need is projected at more than 70,000 units of blood products. All donated blood becomes part of the general blood supply. Each unit of blood is tested, typed, processed, and then distributed daily to the area hospitals.
Click here to learn more about what to expect when signing up to donate blood.