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    Ansonia & Mississinawa Valley High School FFA clubs were co-champions of the 2018 FFA Grudge Match Blood Drive. MVHS FFA President Will Hall & AHS FFA President Ethan Fischer share the trophy.

10th Annual Ansonia vs. Mississinawa Valley FAA Showdown

    DAYTON, Ohio – Ansonia and Mississinawa Valley High Schools have a score to settle at the 10th annual FFA Grudge Match Blood Drive Wednesday, June 26 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Mississinawa Valley High School Jackson Gym, 10480 Staudt Road, Union City.

    Last year’s Grudge Match was a tighter tug-of-war than anyone expected with enough MVHS faithful traveling to Ansonia to force a surprising 15-15 stalemate. The Grudge Match record is now 4-4-1 and this year MVHS will try to sure ahead with home court advantage.

    Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “My Courage Defines Me – I Donate Blood” t-shirt and a chance to win a YETI cooler and gear. Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

    The annual Grudge Match Blood Drive brings together the high school rivals during summer vacation to help boost the blood supply before the challenging July 4th holiday travel period.  The blood drive is open to all eligible students, faculty, staff and community members, and all are welcome to “vote” for their favorite FFA team when they register to donate.

    CBC is offering new opportunities to donate platelets and plasma at community blood drives. These blood components are vital for the treatment of cancer, trauma, organ transplant, and burn patients. Platelet and plasma donors are in high demand, especially those with blood types A, AB, or B positive. Find out more at www.GivingBlood.org  or talk to an apheresis specialist at (937) 461-3220.

Learn more at www.GivingBlood.org.

    Connect with Community Blood Center for the latest information and services at www.GivingBlood.org. Get fast and complete answers on how to make your first donation, organize a blood drive, or bring our education program to your school. Get all the updates in the CBC/CTS newsroom, find quick links to our social media pages, or schedule your next appointment to donate by connecting to www.DonorTime.com.

    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 17 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 (you may have to weigh more, depending on your height), and be in good physical health.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically.  Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email canidonate@cbccts.org or call 1(800)388-GIVE. Make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.

    Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services® is an independent, not-for-profit organization.  Community Blood Center provides blood products to 23 hospitals and health centers within a 15-county service area in the Miami (Ohio) and Whitewater (Indiana) Valleys. For more information about Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services®, visit www.givingblood.org.