Celina, Ohio – (8/23/18) Celina Insurance Group recently held a blood drive. Twenty-seven employees including 12 first-time donors and 11 community members donated blood, each making a significant impact on the lives of others. Giving blood is a selfless act. The hour it takes to give the gift of life can mean a lifetime to a patient with a serious medical need.

Christine Purdy, Director of Human Resources:

“I’m so pleased we were able to support the American Red Cross. We not only met our goal, but we exceeded it. These donations demonstrate the generosity of Celina Insurance Group employees.”

To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Completion of a RapidPass® online health history questionnaire is encouraged to help speed up the donation process. To get started, follow the instructions at or use the Blood Donor App. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.