Community Blood Center (CBC) is encouraging donors to launch the New Year by declaring their pride in helping save lives. The special long-sleeve “I Am a Blood Donor” t-shirt is free to all who register to donate during January National Volunteer Blood Donor month.
The creative white lettered design on the black t-shirt declares “I Am a Heroic, Rock Star, Wonderful, Life Saving Blood Donor.” The long-sleeve t-shirt is the featured donor gift at all CBC branches and most mobile blood drives beginning Wednesday, January 2 through Saturday, January 26.
CBC joins blood centers across the nation in celebrating January as National Volunteer Blood Donor Month. The “I Am a Blood Donor” campaign theme recognizes donors for their strength of commitment, heroic efforts to help others, and the pride that comes with identifying yourself as a blood donor.
January has been declared National Volunteer Blood Donor Month since 1970. It is the month that presents the most challenges in recruiting people to give blood. Winter weather, holiday schedules, increased cases of cold and flu, and even the winter blues can keep the most dedicated blood donors from making or keeping an appointment to give.
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 http://www.givingblood.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1(800)388-GIVE. Make an appointment at http://www.DonorTime.com.