DAYTON, Ohio – Timing was important for the second “McFriday Blood Drive” of October sponsored by Dayton McDonald’s at the Dayton CBC Donation Center. The Friday, Oct. 9 during a critical need for blood, especially blood types A positive and O positive, and helped CBC fill all 150 appointments for the day.
Everyone who registers Friday at the Dayton gets a $10 Kroger gift card and one free coupon for any McDonald’s sandwich. CBC will continue the $10 Kroger gift card offer through Saturday, Oct. 10 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dayton CBC Donation Center.
Sidney donor Cheryl Boyer celebrated her milestone 50th lifetime donation at the McFriday blood drive. “I didn’t realize it was my 50th until I got here this morning,” she said. “I saw there was a critical need and that’s why I came down. I try to donate every time I can.”
Jacquie Powell form Centerville and her friend Jessica Sosebee from Dayton came together to donate and celebrated together in the Donor Café.
Ed Kraus from Dayton decided it was an important day to donate. “Absolutely,” said Ed. “Being O negative, I want to be here. I used to donate years ago. My wife got me doing it again. She donated 10 days ago. It’s just a little pinch!”
WHIO-TV Newscenter 7 Reporter Ronnell Hunt will have a report on the blood drive and the urgent need to help the blood supply during the COVID-19 pandemic tonight beginning at 5 p.m. on Newscenter 7.
Dayton McDonald’s Operator Debbie Wright is sponsoring the McFriday Blood Drives with a free McDonald’s sandwich coupon for all registered donors every Friday in October at the Dayton CBC.
Nearly 75% of the population is either blood type A positive or O positive. These blood types are currently in high demand due to excess usage at area hospitals and the impact of the COVID-19 on CBC blood collection.