Vandalia UMC to host blood drive

Staff report

VANDALIA — Vandalia United Methodist Church and Community Blood Center will offer warm thanks to donors who support their Christmas week blood drive Monday, Dec. 21 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the gym, 200 South Dixie Drive. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a Holiday Fleece Travel Blanket. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

The Holiday Fleece Travel Blanket is perfect for a dash through the snow in a one horse open sleigh… or to keep in the car during your holiday travels! The blanket is a bright Rudolph red with a reindeer and snowflake design and the edges stitched in white thread. The size is an ample four feet by four feet, nine inches and rolls neatly into a black travel pouch with the CBC blood drop logo.

The fleece blanket is free to anyone who registers to donate Monday, Dec. 21 through Saturday, Jan. 9 at any CBC Donor Center and most CBC mobile blood drives.

The busy holiday season is often a challenging time for maintaining the area blood supply. Winter weather can disrupt travel and seasonal illnesses can also interfere with donating. If you must miss an appointment to donate please reschedule as soon as you are able. We especially encourage the continued support of type O whole blood donors and type A/B platelet and plasma donors.

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