The Maiden Lane Church of God in Springfield will host a community blood drive Saturday, July 29 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon in the Fellowship Hall, 1201 Maiden Lane and will thank everyone who registers to donate with a free Community Blood Center “Find Your American Spirit” t-shirt.


Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or call 1-800-388-GIVE.  

CBC has launched a new and improved version of  Anyone visiting the site after June 14 must click the link to register a new username and password

The bright red “Find Your American Spirit” features a “51-star” flag-within-a star emblem.  It’s the featured patriotic theme for the month of July and is the second t-shirt design in the “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” campaign.

Everyone who registers to donate with CBC this summer is automatically entered in the “Scouting for Donors” drawing to win an Indian Scout Sixty motorcycle.  Donors must be 18 by the Sept. 2 conclusion of the campaign to win.


Summer is traditionally a challenging time for maintaining the regional blood supply and this summer has seen an unusually high demand for type O blood.  To maintain an ample blood supply CBC must register approximately 300 donors per day, despite the interruptions of the high school summer break, family vacation travel and outdoor activities. CBC encourages donors who must miss appointments to please reschedule as soon as possible.  We continue to seek the support of type O whole blood donors.


CBC is scouting for donors this summer and banking on a true American legend to help boost the summer blood supply.  The “Indian Scout Sixty” is descended from the historic line of America’s legendary Indian Motorcycle Company,

Enter the drawing to win the Indian Scout Sixty by registering to donate May 26 through Sept. 2 at a CBC Donor Center or any CBC mobile blood drive. Eligible donors can enter the drawing a second time when they register for a second donation during the blood drive period.

CBC will select the winner from a group of 10 randomly-drawn finalists in mid-September.  Official rules are available at