Church hosts blood drive

Greene County News Report

BEAVERCREEK – Aley United Methodist Church in Beavercreek will host a community blood drive 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 28 in the church meeting room, located at 4143 Kemp Road.

Donors will receive a splashy water bottle as a gift, plus a chance to win a deluxe Hawaii vacation for two.

Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Catch the Wave – Donate Blood” screw top water bottle with straw; everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the Community Blood Center (CBC) “Get on Board – Give Blood” summer blood drive drawing to win an all-expense-paid Hawaii vacation for two. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or call 800-388-GIVE.

The grand prize includes air travel and deluxe accommodations for eight nights at two island locations. All taxes, fees and meals are included. The vacation package also includes pre-paid activities and sight-seeing excursions, plus all ground transportation.

Everyone age 18 and older who registers to donate with CBC from May 4 through Aug. 28 will be automatically entered in the “Get on Board – Give Blood Summer Blood Drive” drawing. REACH magazine is the media sponsor and The Flowerman is the fresh flower sponsor. Eligible donors can enter the drawing a second time when they register for a second donation during the blood drive period. Official rules are available at

Maintaining the blood supply can be challenging during the summer months due to vacation travel and other changes in schedules. If individuals have to miss an appointment, CBC encourages you to reschedule when they are able. The blood center especially encourages the continued support of type O whole blood donors and type A/B platelet and plasma donors.

Greene County News Report compiled by Whitney Vickers.

Greene County News Report compiled by Whitney Vickers.