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Wilmington College Blood Drive to Support Light the Night

Donors Can Boost Blood Supply and Join Fight Against Blood Disease

September 9, 2013

Wilmington College is partnering with Community Blood Center (CBC) in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma (LLS) Society Light The Night Walk with a community blood drive Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Kelley Center McCoy Room, 300 College Ave., Wilmington.

Everyone who registers to donate will receive a LLS “Relentless” bracelet and CBC will make a donation to Light The Night in their name. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com.

CBC is proud to be a presenting sponsor of the 2013 Light The Night Walk, Thursday, Oct. 3 at Fraze Pavilion in Kettering. CBC’s donation to LLS will be in the names of everyone who registers to donate blood with CBC Monday, Sept. 16 through Saturday, September 28.

Supporters can register online at www.lightthenight.org. You can form a team, create a fundraising page, and take the challenge to raise at least $100 to become a Champion for Cures. Any donation is welcome, and all are invited to be part of the Light The Night Walk.

Blood donors share a special bond with patients battling blood cancer. Nearly all leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma patients will need a blood transfusion at some point in their journey. Chemotherapy and other treatments have a harsh impact on blood cells. Transfusions of donated blood can reduce complications and save lives.

Visit the all new www.GivingBlood.org.

Blood donation requirements: 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 www.givingblood.org or at CBC branch & blood drive locations), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be in good physical health.