Dozens give blood to celebrate National Blood Donor Month

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) — Dozens of people spent their Saturday morning giving a pint of blood to help save lives.

A blood drive was held from 9 a.m. until noon at St. Matthew Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall located at 5566 Chambersburg Road.

The event was held by the church and the Community Blood Center to celebrate January as National Blood Donor Month.

Everyone who registered to donate received a free mug as a thank you.

January is designated as “National Blood Donor Month” because it is often a challenging time for maintaining the area’s blood supply. Winter weather tends to keep people indoors, discouraging them from visiting the blood center to donate. Illness can also interfere with donating.

The blood center especially encourages the continued support of type O whole blood donors and type A/B platelet and plasma donors.

Donors can schedule an appointment online at or call 1-800-388-GIVE. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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