The spread of COVID-19 is not over yet, and the collection of blood is becoming less. Due to this reason, the Dayton Community Blood Center (CBC) is facing a critical shortage of blood especially the O positive.
O positive blood group is the most common type of blood group and that’s why it is an alarming situation. The reason notified behind the shortage of the O positive blood group is that blood collection reduced due to the COVID-19 situation and demand got increased. Drives that were conducted before COVID-19 become less so directly resulting in the shortage of blood.
For encouraging the community that they come forward and donate blood to humanity CBC took the incentive of giving $10 Kroger gift cards to the donors who participate in this campaign and register themselves. This campaign will start from Thursday, October 15, 2020, and will last till Saturday, October 17, 2020.
In addition to this one more campaign is started in collaboration with McDonald where every donor will gift a free coupon and they can enjoy any Mcdonald’s sandwich for free. This drive will start on Friday, October 16, 2020, naming it as “McFriday’s Blood Drive”. The Dayton McDonald’s Operator Debbie Wright is the sponsor of the “McFriday’s Blood Drive”.
Not only this there is one more drive going on named “Wake Up It’s Time to Support the Fight”. The idea behind this campaign is to support and appreciate the survivors of Brest Cancer as October is stated as the month of Breast Cancer Awareness. Several t-shirts design is available where they can design on their own as well “Wake Up and Donate” campaign. Moreover, the donors who register in this till October 31st, 2020 will be rewarded to win a Sleep Number Bed through a lucky draw.
Precautionary measures are also announced by CBC i.e. wearing of mask made compulsory and maintain the social distancing while making blood donations to avoid any COVID-19 case. Plans are being made and appointments are taking place so that the CBC can maintain an accurate number of staff and avoid any panic.