Your Community Blood Center (CBC) at 349 South Main Street in Dayton, is a pulsing heart, commanding the vital flow of blood to its regional body of 15 counties and 25 hospitals in Ohio and Indiana. CBC was born in 1964 out of the growing demand for a centralized system of blood banking. The heartbeat grew stronger and CBC moved from the Fidelity Medical Building basement to the current headquarters in 1976. Support flows from the Dayton center to five CBC branches. Springfield was the first to open in 1971, followed by Middletown and West Chester, Ohio and Richmond, Indiana. In every county there is a CBC coordinator who knows their donors as neighbors.
CBC is the command center for its top-level physicians and administrators. It is the dispatch center from which mobile units fan out across the counties for community drives, then return with blood collected for processing, testing, preparation, and finally distribution to the hospitals where each unit will go directly to saving lives and preserving the wellness of patients. It is also a beehive of training for the professional staff and educational tours for visitors. It’s where ideas for the next donor t-shirt are dreamed up, and where community volunteers report to help pack boxes of those shirts or gifts for delivery to drives and donors in every county. This Dayton Original is a place where you can walk in, with an appointment or not, and announce you want to donate blood!